jib jib  /ˈdʒɪb/


  1. (n) any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
  2. (v) refuse to comply
  3. (v) shift from one side of the ship to the other



  1. Yankee carried a single big jib and jib topsail in place of her usual double head rig.
  2. The navigator holds the jib on an auxiliary sheet as the port tailer releases the jib sheet.
  3. Miro chabo, that puo-baulor might jib by hailing lende.


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  1. Ainslie commented on his equipment malfunctions today, "We had a couple of problems with the boat, the jib halyard wasn't holding upwind and then we had an issue with the spinnaker at the bottom mark in the match against Ian which was a bit to do...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Ben Ainslie Source: World Match Racing Tour

  2. Sestak said during 31 years in the Navy he learned to look people "in the eye, and get their jib," and he trusts the sincerity, integrity and motives of Al Zaman.
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Joe Sestak Source: Ardmore Main Line Life

  3. Mr Pratchett told the assembled guests: "I went in my school uniform on Saturday morning and chatted to him, and I swear until my dying day that he said to me 'I like the cut of your jib young man', possibly the last person in the world ever to say...
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Terry Pratchett Source: Bucks Free Press

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