Jib boom

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jib boom (Naut) a spar or boom which serves as an extension of the bowsprit. It is sometimes extended by another spar called the flying jib boom
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Usage

In literature:

We once made that signal, in a gale of wind, and he passed his jib-boom-end over our taffrail.
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
We took a double reef in the mainsail, and took the jib in altogether, running in the jib-boom also.
"For Treasure Bound" by Harry Collingwood
I thought that this would finish our mainmast, but, fortunately, the Frenchman's jib-boom gave way.
"The Loss of the Royal George" by W.H.G. Kingston
A gale, wi' sleet that thick we could hardly see the end o' the jib-boom.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
There, Masther Freddy, the light is right forninst your jib-boom end now.
"The Pirate Slaver" by Harry Collingwood
It was a seven-inch steel hawser with a Manila tail, which they had taken to the foretopsail-sheet bitts before the jib-boom had gone.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Some had gone out even farther, and could be seen swarming like bees and balancing their bodies on the jib-boom.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
I used them for spare spars, and the butt of one served on the homeward voyage for a jib-boom.
"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
They now got to the bows of the wreck, where the strong off-tide drifted them right under the jib-boom and bowsprit.
"Heroes of the Goodwin Sands" by Thomas Stanley Treanor
In another ten seconds some of them began to clamber out on the jib-boom, the rest after them.
"The Ebbing Of The Tide" by Louis Becke
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