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Dictionary definition for: Limb

1. (n) one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper

2. (n) any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree

3. (n) (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet

4. (n) either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip; "the upper limb of the bow"

5. (n) the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles; "the limb of the sextant"

6. (n) any projection that is thought to resemble an arm; "the arm of the record player" "an arm of the sea" "a branch of the sewer"

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