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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A spar that extends the bowsprit.

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  • The outer one we can see is the "flying-jib," on the flying-jibboom.
  • The yards and jibboom and flying-jibboom are fitted with foot-ropes for the men to stand on.
  • Answering to the topmasts on the three masts is the jibboom on the bowsprit, and in continuation of that the flying-jibboom.
  • A terrific storm was experienced off the west coast of Ireland, in which the foretopgallant mast and jibboom were carried away. for more
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