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Jib

Jib Meaning & Definition
Jib Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Jib?

[n] any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
[v] shift from one side of the ship to the other; "The sail jibbed wildly"
[v] refuse to comply

Synonyms | Synonyms for Jib: balk | baulk | change course | gybe | jibe | resist

Related Terms | Find terms related to Jib: avert | avoid | back down | balance | balk | balloon sail | batten | bear off | blench | blink | boggle | cringe | debate | deliberate | demur | dodge | draw aside | draw back | duck | ease off | edge off | evade | fade | fall back | falter | fear | fight shy | flinch | fly off | fly-by-night | flying kites | fore gaff-topsail | fore topgallant sail | foreroyal | foresail | fore-skysail | forestaysail | fore-topmast staysail | fore-topsail | gag | gee | glance | glance off | go off | hang back | haw | head off | hem and haw | hesitate | hover | hum and haw | jenny | jigger | jump | jump a mile | leg-of-mutton sail | loose-footed sail | lug | main gaff-topsail | main royal | main skysail | main-royal staysail | mainsail | main-topsail | make way for | mizzen | mizzen skysail | mizzen staysail | mizzen-royal staysail | mizzen-topgallant sail | moonraker | moonsail | move aside | panic | parachute spinnaker | pause | ponder | pull back | quail | recoil | reef | reef point | reel back | retreat | royal | scruple | sheer off | shilly-shally | shove aside | shrink | shrink back | shunt | shy | shy off | side | sidestep | sidetrack | sidle | skedaddle | skyscraper | spanker | spinnaker | spitfire | square sail | stampede | start | start aside | start back | startle | staysail | steer clear of | step aside | stern staysail | stick | stick at | stickle | stop to consider | storm trysail | straddle the fence | strain | strain at | stumble | swerve | switch | think twice about | topsail | trysail | turn aside | turn away | turn back | veer off | weasel | weasel out | wince | withdraw | yield

See Also | disobey | flying jib | fore-and-aft sail | sail

Jib In Webster's Dictionary

\Jib\, n. [Named from its shifting from side to side. See {Jib}, v. i.., {Jibe}.] 1. (Naut.) 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. (Mach.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended. {Jib boom} (Naut.), a spar or boom which serves as an extension of the bowsprit. It is sometimes extended by another spar called the flying jib boom. [Written also {gib boom}.] {Jib crane} (Mach.), a crane having a horizontal jib on which a trolley moves, bearing the load. {Jib door} (Arch.), a door made flush with the wall, without dressings or moldings; a disguised door. {Jib header} (Naut.), a gaff-topsail, shaped like a jib; a jib-headed topsail. {Jib topsail} (Naut.), a small jib set above and outside of all the other jibs. {The cut of one's jib}, one's outward appearance. [Colloq.] --Sir W. Scott.
\Jib\, v. i. [Connected with jibe; cf. OF. giber to shake.] To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk. [Written also {jibb}.] [Eng.]
\Jib\, n. 1. One that jibs, or balks; a jibber. 2. A stationary condition; a standstill.
\Jib\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Jibbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jibbing}.] Also Jibb \Jibb\ [Cf. {Jib} a sail, {Gybe}.] (Chiefly Naut.) To shift, or swing round, as a sail, boom, yard, etc., as in tacking.

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