Inner jib
Inner In"ner ([i^]n"n[~e]r), a. [AS. innera, a compar. fr. inne within, fr. in in. See {In}.] 1. Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner chamber. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to the spirit or its phenomena. [1913 Webster]

This attracts the soul, Governs the inner man, the nobler part. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Not obvious or easily discovered; obscure. [1913 Webster]

{Inner house} (Scot.), the first and second divisions of the court of Session at Edinburgh; also, the place of their sittings.

{Inner jib} (Naut.), a fore-and-aft sail set on a stay running from the fore-topmast head to the jib boom.

{Inner plate} (Arch.), the wall plate which lies nearest to the center of the roof, in a double-plated roof.

{Inner post} (Naut.), a piece brought on at the fore side of the main post, to support the transoms.

{Inner square} (Carp.), the angle formed by the inner edges of a carpenter's square. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • inner jib — noun : a jib immediately forward of the forestaysail on a ship where several jibs are carried see sail illustration * * * Naut. a headsail immediately forward of a forestaysail or fore topmast staysail …   Useful english dictionary

  • inner jib — Naut. a headsail immediately forward of a forestaysail or fore topmast staysail. * * * …   Universalium

  • Inner — In ner ([i^]n n[ e]r), a. [AS. innera, a compar. fr. inne within, fr. in in. See {In}.] 1. Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner chamber. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the spirit or its phenomena. [1913 Webster] This… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inner house — Inner In ner ([i^]n n[ e]r), a. [AS. innera, a compar. fr. inne within, fr. in in. See {In}.] 1. Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner chamber. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the spirit or its phenomena. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inner plate — Inner In ner ([i^]n n[ e]r), a. [AS. innera, a compar. fr. inne within, fr. in in. See {In}.] 1. Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner chamber. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the spirit or its phenomena. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inner post — Inner In ner ([i^]n n[ e]r), a. [AS. innera, a compar. fr. inne within, fr. in in. See {In}.] 1. Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner chamber. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the spirit or its phenomena. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inner square — Inner In ner ([i^]n n[ e]r), a. [AS. innera, a compar. fr. inne within, fr. in in. See {In}.] 1. Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner chamber. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the spirit or its phenomena. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jib — (j[i^]b), n. [Named from its shifting from side to side. See {Jib}, v. i.., {Jibe}.] [1913 Webster] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jib boom — Jib Jib (j[i^]b), n. [Named from its shifting from side to side. See {Jib}, v. i.., {Jibe}.] [1913 Webster] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jib crane — Jib Jib (j[i^]b), n. [Named from its shifting from side to side. See {Jib}, v. i.., {Jibe}.] [1913 Webster] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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