Definitions for jibdʒɪb

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  1. jib(verb)

    any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)

  2. resist, balk, baulk, jib(verb)

    refuse to comply

  3. jibe, gybe, jib, change course(verb)

    shift from one side of the ship to the other

    "The sail jibbed wildly"

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  1. Jib(verb)

    a triangular sail set upon a stay or halyard extending from the foremast or fore-topmast to the bowsprit or the jib boom. Large vessels often carry several jibe; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc

  2. Jib(verb)

    the projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended

  3. Jib(verb)

    to move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk

  4. Origin: [Named from its shifting from side to side. See Jib, v. i.., Jibe.]

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  1. Jib

    A jib is a triangular staysail that sets ahead of the foremast of a sailing vessel. Its tack is fixed to the bowsprit, to the bow, or to the deck between the bowsprit and the foremost mast. Jibs and spinnakers are the two main types of headsails on a modern boat.


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