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- (obsolete) To deploy an artillery piece for firing (ie, to detach it from its limber).
- (by extension) To clumsily put into employ a large weapon or object.
- To unsling something, as a backpack, carried on the body with a strap; to bring something carried into the hands for use.
- To stretch muscles, limbs, etc., that have been cramped or unused for some time.
- 1963, Arthur Upfield, The Lake Frome Monster, London: Pan Books, published 1969, page 111:
- Bony jumped down and unlimbered his cramped muscles before going after his camels.
- Not limber; lacking flexibility.