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
An hour went by, and as the wind was still rising, the flying jib was taken in.
"Labrador Days" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Lay out and stow the flying jib!
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
And when your lads come on deck we will haul down and stow the flying-jib and get in the gaff-tops'l and mizzen.
"The Cruise of the "Esmeralda"" by Harry Collingwood
A light sail set before the jib, on the flying jib-boom.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The jib and flying jib were also taken in, and a little later the main-course and the mizzen-course.
"At the Fall of Port Arthur" by Edward Stratemeyer
There was a griffin flying at the jib-boom, and an eagle above.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)" by George Warburton
Zebedee wrenched the main sheet off the pin, and let the big sail fly; another loosed the jib.
"Miranda of the Balcony" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
Haul up the mainsail, down flying jib there!
"Yule Logs" by Various
I ordered the staysails down and the topsails clewed up and made fast, also the flying-jib and outer jib.
"The Flying Bo'sun" by Arthur Mason
To set a jib, flying jib, or fore topmast staysail, 56.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
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