Jibing
Jibe Jibe (j[imac]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jibed} (j[imac]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Jibing} (j[imac]b"[i^]ng).] [Cf. Dan. gibbe, D. gijpen, v. i., and dial. Sw. gippa to jerk. Cf. {Jib}, n. & v. i.] (Naut.) To shift, as the boom of a fore-and-aft sail, from one side of a vessel to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter. See {Gybe}. [1913 Webster]

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