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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast) v. - Shift from one side of the ship to the other; Refuse to comply.

Usage examples (3)
  • Crew members, from the director to the 'jib' operator to the concept developers, think out loud and bat around ideas.
  • Both jib-booms and head were carried away, as well as the wheel and ropes.
  • We soon replaced the torn sails and got another yard across and jib-boom out. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A "gib" (a piece of metal to keep moving parts of a machine in place) could certainly be found on a "jib" (the long arm of a crane). Note: Another meaning of the word "jib" is to refuse to proceed further.
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