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doc Definition of jib
    English to English
    noun
  • any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • 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 jibs; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • One that jibs, or balks; a jibber.
  • source: Webster 1913
    verb
  • refuse to comply
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • shift from one side of the ship to the other
  • The sail jibbed wildly.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • To shift, or swing round, as a sail, boom, yard, etc., as in tacking.
  • source: Webster 1913
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