Inner jib

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inner jib (Naut) a fore-and-aft sail set on a stay running from the fore-topmast head to the jib boom.
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Usage

In literature:

We took in the foresail, mainsail, and inner jib, and had now only the topsail and a storm-trysail left.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
They put storm gaskets on the furled topsails, lowered and stowed the foresail and spanker and took in the two inner jibs.
"Dutch Courage and Other Stories" by Jack London
Then come the "outer jib" and the "inner jib" and the "foretopmast staysail.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891" by Various
In cutters, the fifth or sixth size: the inner jib of square-rigged ships.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Get the mainsail and inner jib off lively.
"The Flying Bo'sun" by Arthur Mason
They keep down the inner clew of a studdingsail and the after clew of a jib.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
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In news:

The self-tacking jib on the inner forestay will do nicely for an easy sail on the Chesapeake.
Passports all carry double-headed rigs, and our test boat had a self-tacking inner jib plus a 130 percent genoa on the outer stay, creating what is often called a Solent rig.
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