Jib header
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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