Meaning of gib


Pronunciation: (gib), [key]
— n., v., gibbed, gib•bing.
  1. a hooked prolongation that develops during the spawning season on the lower jaw of a male salmon or trout.
    1. a thin, wedgelike strip of metal for controlling the area in which a moving part, as the table of a milling machine, slides.
    2. a keylike part having a head at each end, used with a matching cotter as a fastening. See diag. underexploded view.
  2. (in carpentry or ironwork) a heavy metal strap for fastening two members together.
  1. to fasten (parts) together by means of a gib.


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


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Gibraltar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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