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gib



Pronunciation: (gib), [key]
n., v., gibbed, gib•bing.


n.
1. a hooked prolongation that develops during the spawning season on the lower jaw of a male salmon or trout.
2. Mach.
a. a thin, wedgelike strip of metal for controlling the area in which a moving part, as the table of a milling machine, slides.
b. a keylike part having a head at each end, used with a matching cotter as a fastening. See diag. under exploded view.
3. (in carpentry or ironwork) a heavy metal strap for fastening two members together.

v.t.
to fasten (parts) together by means of a gib.

gib



Pronunciation: (gib), [key]
n.
1. a cat, esp. a male cat.
2. a castrated cat.

Gib.




Gibraltar.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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