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Meaning of jib

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
  2. the inner one of two such sails, set inward from a flying jib.
  3. 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.
  1. of or pertaining to a jib: jib clew.

jib

Pronunciation: ( jib), [key]
— n. jibbed, jib•bing,
  1. jibe.

jib

Pronunciation: ( jib), [key]
— v., n. jibbed, jib•bing,
—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.
  1. 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.
See also:
  • jib (Thesaurus)