jib

I.
/dʒɪb / (say jib)

noun
1. a triangular sail (or either of two triangular sails, inner jib and outer jib) set in front of the forward (or single) mast.
2. any of certain similar sails set beyond the jib proper, as a flying jib.
phrase
3. the cut of someone's jib, Colloquial someone's general appearance. {Phrase Origin: from the practice of identifying a ship from the shape of its jib}
{? related to gibbet}
II.
/dʒɪb / (say jib)

verb (i), verb (t) (jibbed, jibbing)
jibe1.
III.
/dʒɪb / (say jib)

verb (i) (jibbed, jibbing)
1. to move restively sideways or backwards instead of forwards, as an animal in harness; baulk.
2. to hold back or baulk at doing something.
noun
3. an animal that jibs.
phrase
4. jib at, be reluctant to; show unwillingness to.
{origin uncertain}
jibber, noun
IV.
/dʒɪb / (say jib)

noun
the projecting arm of a crane; the boom of a derrick.
{apparently shortened form of gibbet}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Jib — (j[i^]b), n. [Named from its shifting from side to side. See {Jib}, v. i.., {Jibe}.] [1913 Webster] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jib — jib1 [jib] n. [prob. < GIBBET] 1. the projecting arm of a crane 2. the boom of a derrick jib2 [jib] vi., vt. jibbed, jibbing [< Dan gibbe, to shift from one side to the other, jibe, akin to Du gijpen < IE ĝheib < base * …   English World dictionary

  • jib at — ˈjib at [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they jib at he/she/it jibs at present participle jibbing at past tense jibbed at past participl …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jib — (n.) foresail of a ship, 1660s, gibb, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to GIBBET (Cf. gibbet), from notion of a sail hanging from a masthead [Barnhart, OED]. Or perhaps from jib (v.) shift a sail or boom (1690s), from Du. gijben, apparently… …   Etymology dictionary

  • jib — Ⅰ. jib [1] ► NOUN 1) Sailing a triangular staysail set forward of the mast. 2) the projecting arm of a crane. ORIGIN of unknown origin. Ⅱ. jib [2] ► VERB ( …   English terms dictionary

  • 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.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • JIB — steht für: Flughafen Dschibuti in Dschibuti (IATA Code) Jazz Institut Berlin, Musikhochschule in Berlin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jib — Jib, dreieckiges Segel am Bugspriet …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • jib — [ dʒıb ] noun count 1. ) a small sail with three sides, near the front of a boat 2. ) the long arm of a CRANE used in building …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jib — vb balk, shy, boggle, stickle, stick, strain, *demur, scruple …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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