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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jib  \Jib\,  n.  [Named  from  its  shifting  from  side  to  side  See 
  {Jib},  v.  i..,  {Jibe}.] 
  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  jibe;  as  inner  jib;  outer  jib;  flying  jib;  etc 
 
  2.  (Mach.)  The  projecting  arm  of  a  crane,  from  which  the  load 
  is  suspended. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jib  \Jib\,  n. 
  1.  One  that  jibs,  or  balks;  a  jibber. 
 
  2.  A  stationary  condition;  a  standstill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jib 
  n  :  any  triangular  sail  set  forward  of  the  foremast 
  v  1:  refuse  to  comply  [syn:  {resist},  {balk},  {baulk}] 
  2:  shift  from  one  side  of  the  ship  to  the  other  of  a  sail 
  [syn:  {jibe},  {gybe},  {change  course}] 




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