not limber, or supple; stiff: unlimber fingers
to make or become supple
- to prepare (a field gun) for use by detaching the limber
- to get ready for use or action
Origin of unlimberun- + limber
verbun·lim·bered, un·lim·ber·ing, un·lim·bers
- To make ready for action.
- To detach (a gun or caisson) from its limber.
To prepare something for action.
(third-person singular simple present unlimbers, present participle unlimbering, simple past and past participle unlimbered)