Definition of Jib

1. Noun. Any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast).

Specialized synonyms: Flying Jib
Generic synonyms: Fore-and-aft Sail



2. Verb. Refuse to comply. "They jib moving "
Exact synonyms: Balk, Baulk, Resist
Generic synonyms: Disobey
Derivative terms: Balker, Baulker, Resistance, Resistant, Resister, Resister, Resistive

3. Verb. Shift from one side of the ship to the other. ; "The sail jibbed wildly"
Exact synonyms: Change Course, Gybe, Jibe
Generic synonyms: Sail

Definition of Jib

1. n. 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.

2. v. i. To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk.

3. n. One that jibs, or balks; a jibber.

4. v. t. & i. To shift, or swing round, as a sail, boom, yard, etc., as in tacking.

Definition of Jib

1. Noun. (nautical) A triangular staysail set forward of the foremast. In a sloop (see image) the basic '''jib''' reaches back roughly to the level of the mast. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) Usually with a modifier, any of a variety of specialty triangular staysails set forward of the foremast. ¹

3. Noun. The projecting arm of a crane ¹

4. Noun. (metonymy) A crane used for mounting and moving a video camera ¹

5. Noun. An object that is used for performing tricks while skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, inline skating, or biking. These objects are usually found in a terrain park or skate park. ¹

6. Verb. Of a horse, to stop and refuse to go forward. ¹

7. Verb. (figuratively) To stop doing something, to become reluctant to proceed with an activity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jib

1. to refuse to proceed further [v JIBBED, JIBBING, JIBS]

Medical Definition of Jib

1. 1. 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 jibe; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc. 2. The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended. Jib boom, a small jib set above and outside of all the other jibs. The cut of one's jib, one's outward appearance. Origin: Named from its shifting from side to side. See Jib, Jibe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jib

jhala
jhalas
jhampani
jhampanis
jharal
jhatka
jheel
jheels
jhil
jhils
jianshuiite
jiao
jiaos
jiaozi
jiaozis
jib (current term)
jib boom
jib booms
jibarito
jibaritos
jibaro
jibb
jibbah
jibbahs
jibbed
jibber
jibber-jabber
jibbered
jibbering
jibberish

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