flying jib
noun Date: 1711 a sail outside the jib on an extension of the jibboom — see sail illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Flying jib — 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 — ● flying jib, flying jibs nom masculin (anglais flying, volant, et jib, foc) Foc de grande surface, dont le point de drisse est hissé en tête de mât. Voile supplémentaire de forme triangulaire. ● flying jib, flying jibs (synonymes) nom masculin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • flying jib — n. a small, triangular sail in front of the jib, usually on an extension of the jib boom or bowsprit …   English World dictionary

  • flying jib — noun the outermost of two or more jibs • Hypernyms: ↑jib * * * noun : a sail set outside of the jib and on the flying jibboom see sail illustration * * * Naut. the outer or outermost of two or more jibs, set well above the jib boom. See diag.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying jib — fly′ing jib′ n. naut. navig. the outer or outermost of two or more jibs on a ship, set well above the jib boom • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • flying jib — /flaɪɪŋ ˈdʒɪb/ (say fluying jib) noun a triangular sail set forward of the jib …   Australian English dictionary

  • flying jib — Naut. the outer or outermost of two or more jibs, set well above the jib boom. See diag. under ship. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • flying jib — noun The foremost of the jibs of a square rigged sailing vessel …   Wiktionary

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

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