- Lacking limbs.
- It hurt the general to see the limbless veterans who had sacrificed their arms and legs to a senseless war.
- We cut down the limbless tree for firewood, it was dead anyways.
Variant of limb
- a part that extends from the trunk of a body, as an arm, leg, or wing
- a large branch of a tree
- any projecting part forming an outgrowth or extension from a larger body
- a person or thing regarded as a branch, part, agent, or representative: a policeman is a limb of the law
- Chiefly Brit., Informal a naughty child
Origin of limbwith unhistoric -b ; from Middle English lim ; from Old English akin to Old Norse limr, limb ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (e)lei-, to bend from source el(bow)
Rare to dismember; disjoint
out on a limb☆
Informal in a precarious or vulnerable position or situation