Jib
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 vessels often carry several jibs; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mach.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended. [1913 Webster]

3. One that jibs, or balks; a jibber. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. A stationary condition; a standstill. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jib — jib1 [jib] n. [prob. < GIBBET] 1. the projecting arm of a crane 2. the boom of a derrick jib2 [jib] vi., vt. jibbed, jibbing [< Dan gibbe, to shift from one side to the other, jibe, akin to Du gijpen < IE ĝheib < base * …   English World dictionary

  • Jib — 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jib — (n.) foresail of a ship, 1660s, gibb, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to GIBBET (Cf. gibbet), from notion of a sail hanging from a masthead [Barnhart, OED]. Or perhaps from jib (v.) shift a sail or boom (1690s), from Du. gijben, apparently… …   Etymology dictionary

  • jib — Ⅰ. jib [1] ► NOUN 1) Sailing a triangular staysail set forward of the mast. 2) the projecting arm of a crane. ORIGIN of unknown origin. Ⅱ. jib [2] ► VERB ( …   English terms dictionary

  • Jib — 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.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • JIB — steht für: Flughafen Dschibuti in Dschibuti (IATA Code) Jazz Institut Berlin, Musikhochschule in Berlin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jib — Jib, dreieckiges Segel am Bugspriet …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • jib — [ dʒıb ] noun count 1. ) a small sail with three sides, near the front of a boat 2. ) the long arm of a CRANE used in building …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jib — vb balk, shy, boggle, stickle, stick, strain, *demur, scruple …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Jib — For other uses, see Jib (disambiguation). A jib is a triangular staysail set 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… …   Wikipedia

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