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Jib boom

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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 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 boom — Naut. a spar forming a continuation of a bowsprit. Also, jibboom. [1740 50] * * * jib boom noun A boom or extension of the bowsprit, on which the jib is spread • • • Main Entry: ↑jib * * * jib boom, a spar extending out from a ship s bowsprit. *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jib boom — noun A spar attached to the outboard end of a bowsprit or flying jib boom with an additional stay to increase sail area …   Wiktionary

  • jib boom — Naut. a spar forming a continuation of a bowsprit. Also, jibboom. [1740 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • jib boom — noun Sailing a spar run out forward as an extension of the bowsprit …   English new terms dictionary

  • Flying-jib boom — Flying Fly ing, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.] Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement. [1913 Webster] {Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flying jib boom — noun A jib boom with an additional outboard jib boom attached …   Wiktionary

  • flying jib boom — Naut. an extension on a jib boom, to which a flying jib is fastened. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • flying jib boom — Naut. an extension on a jib boom, to which a flying jib is fastened. [1825 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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