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jib



Pronunciation: ( jib), [key]
n. Naut.
1. any of various triangular sails set forward of a forestaysail or fore-topmast staysail. Cf. flying jib, inner jib. See diag. under ship.
2. the inner one of two such sails, set inward from a flying jib.
3. cut of one's jib, one's general appearance, mien, or manner: I could tell by the cut of his jib that he wasn't the kind of person I'd want to deal with.

adj.
of or pertaining to a jib: jib clew.

jib



Pronunciation: ( jib), [key]
v.i., v.t., jibbed, jib•bing,
n.
Naut.
jibe1. Also,jibb.

jib



Pronunciation: ( jib), [key]
v., jibbed, jib•bing,
n.
Chiefly Brit.

v.i.
1. to move restively sidewise or backward instead of forward, as an animal in harness; balk.
2. to balk at doing something; defer action; procrastinate.

n.
a horse or other animal that jibs.

jib



Pronunciation: ( jib), [key]
n.
1. the projecting arm of a crane.
2. the boom of a derrick.

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

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