Jib topsail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jib topsail (Naut) a small jib set above and outside of all the other jibs.
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Usage

In literature:

Get in the topsails and jibs and make a good job of it.
"The Sea-Wolf" by Jack London
Jib and fore-topsail halyards!
"Jerry of the Islands" by Jack London
Keep the topsails loose and the jib ready for setting, I may want the sails in a hurry.
"The Rescue" by Joseph Conrad
He took in royals and topgallant sails, furled the courses, trysail and jib, and double-reefed the topsails.
"Sustained honor" by John R. Musick,
The Lolotte was down to close-reefed topsails, close-reefed spencer and spanker, and storm-jib.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
We shortened sail in the afternoon to lower topsails, jib and stay-sail.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
A reef had been shaken out of the trysails, and the fore-topsail and jib were set.
"Doctor Claudius, A True Story" by F. Marion Crawford
The ship was still close-hauled, under topsails and courses, with jib and spanker.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
He had hardly gained her deck before she set main and jib topsails and a big main staysail.
"Under the Great Bear" by Kirk Munroe
You see that wide spread of canvass is made by crossing her two latine sails, and setting their jib as a topsail between them.
"The Pirate of the Mediterranean" by W.H.G. Kingston
Under Frank's orders the boys set sail, hoisting both the jib topsails and club topsails; in fact, cracking on every stitch.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
The "Chesapeake" followed suit, and was soon under only topsails and jib.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The cable is slipped, single-reefed topsails, courses, topgallant sails, jibs, and driver set.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
I sent hands aloft to furl the topsails, and others to haul down the jib and take in the spanker.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
Meantime the topsails were loosed and the jib run up; a puff of wind also came down the creek.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
So he had the ship made snug under close-reefed main-topsail, a storm jib, and a rag of spanker.
"Harper's Round Table, June 18, 1895" by Various
It is determined by the dimensions of the spars and those of the jib-topsail stay.
"Harper's Round Table, September 3, 1895" by Various
Jibs and topsail ran down, she stopped, and the anchor splashed.
"Kit Musgrave's Luck" by Harold Bindloss
From a loft on Solomon's Island they carried down the big main-sail and the jibs and a single topsail.
"Jack Harvey's Adventures" by Ruel Perley Smith
Clew up royals and topgallant sails, haul down flying-jib, haul up the mainsail, and clew down the mizzen topsail.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
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