jibbing jibbing

Definition(s):

  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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • The Mayer plan had involved open currency trading in Pariswith the value of dollars, francs and pounds sterling jibbing this way that as might be determined by the open market.

Quotes

  1. "The work has restarted well," wrote Forster. "Eric Crozier is here and doing his stuff without jibbing, and I seem able to turn honest English prose with duetinnos or arias when required to do so. Luckily nothing has to rhyme. I would like...
    on May 6, 2010 By: EM Forster Source: The Guardian

  2. "It's a faux husband-and-wife relationship, they spend an hour a day together and they mix it up. That's what banter is about. It's not about everything smiling and happy. It's about them jibbing and jabbing each other. There's a lot of love between...
    on May 25, 2005 By: Michael Gelman Source: FOXNews

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