Limb

Definition of Limb

Pronunciation: lĭm
n.1.A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and separates into branches and twigs; a large branch.
2.An arm or a leg of a human being; a leg, arm, or wing of an animal.
A second Hector for his grim aspect,
And large proportion of his strong-knit limbs.
- Shak.
3.A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else.
That little limb of the devil has cheated the gallows.
- Sir W. Scott.
4.An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock.
Limb of the law
a lawyer or an officer of the law.
- Landor.
v. t.1.To supply with limbs.
2.To dismember; to tear off the limbs of.
n.1.(Bot.) A border or edge, in certain special uses.

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