limbless 1590s, from LIMB (Cf. limb) (n.1) + -LESS (Cf. -less). Related: Limblessness.

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  • Limbless — Limb less (l[i^]m l[e^]s), a. Destitute of limbs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limbless — adjective Lacking limbs. It hurt the general to see the limbless veterans who had sacrificed their arms and legs to a senseless war …   Wiktionary

  • limbless — limb ► NOUN 1) an arm, leg, or wing. 2) a large branch of a tree. 3) a projecting part of a structure, object, or natural feature. ● life and limb Cf. ↑life and limb ● out on a limb Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • limbless — adjective having no limbs a snake is a limbless reptile • Ant: ↑limbed • Similar to: ↑boughless …   Useful english dictionary

  • limbless — adjective see limb I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • limbless — adj. having no limbs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • limbless — limb·less …   English syllables

  • Limbless Association — Limbless Association, is a Charitable organization in the United Kingdom set up to help those with limb loss, and assist their families and carers. It is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales and it s charity registration… …   Wikipedia

  • Limbless Skink — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Limbless vertebrates — Many vertebrates have evolved limbless forms. Reptiles have on a number of occasions evolved into limbless forms snakes, amphisbaenia, and legless lizards (limb loss in lizards has evolved independently several times). The same is true of… …   Wikipedia