flying jib

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flying jib the outermost of two or more jibs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flying jib (Naut) a sail extended outside of the standing jib, on the flying-jib boom.
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Usage

In literature:

We ran down the flying jib, hauled the jib-sheets to wind-ward and the main-sheet flat, and came up into the wind.
"The Sea-Wolf" by Jack London
Take in the studding-sl's and stow the flying jib.
"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
At half-past one he stowed the flying-jib, reefed the mainsail, and took the bonnet off the jib.
"The Pathfinder" by James Fenimore Cooper
G. Jib boom and flying jib boom.
"Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana
Five minutes sufficed for this job, and we then reset our topgallant-sail and flying-jib, and shifted our gaff-topsail.
"The Log of a Privateersman" by Harry Collingwood
The fore-staysail and jib had been stowed in time, and the flying jib had been blown away, so that the fore-topsail was the only sail set.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
When everything was ready on deck, the royals and flying-jib were set, and we gave chase.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
Just as the flying-jib passed the point a gun was fired, which once more awakened the loud echoes of the place.
"Ungava" by R.M. Ballantyne
The rigging had been so badly shot away that the flying jib was the only sail that could be properly set.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Haul down the flying-jib!
"A Middy of the King" by Harry Collingwood
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