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  Definition of limb
  1. 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"
  2. the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles; "the limb of the sextant"
  3. either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip; "the upper limb of the bow"
  4. one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
  5. (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet
  6. any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
Similar Words: arm, branch, tree branch

 

Hyponyms: hind limb, forelimb, flipper, leg, crus, thigh, arm, cubitus, forearm, stick, bough

 

Part Meronyms: octant, bow, appendicular skeleton, tree

 

 
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