• WordNet 3.6
    • v jib shift from one side of the ship to the other "The sail jibbed wildly"
    • v jib refuse to comply
    • n jib any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jib A stationary condition; a standstill.
    • Jib (Naut) A triangular sail set upon a stay or halyard extending from the foremast or fore-topmast to the bowsprit or the jib boom. Large vessels often carry several jibs; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc.
    • Jib One that jibs, or balks; a jibber.
    • Jib (Mach) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended.
    • v. i Jib To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk.
    • Jib (Chiefly Naut) To shift, or swing round, as a sail, boom, yard, etc., as in tacking.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jib Same as jibe.
    • n jib Nautical, adjective large triangular sail set on a stay forward of the foremast. In large vessels it extends from the end of the jib-boom toward the foretopmast-head; in schooners and sloops from the bowsprit-end toward the foremast-head. The flying jib is set outside of the jib, and the jib-o'-jib outside of the flying jib. When two smaller jibs are carried on one boom, instead of one larger one, they are distinguished as the inner and outer jibs. See balloon-jib, and cut under sail.
    • jib To pull against the bit, as a horse; move restively sidewise or backward.
    • n jib Same as jibber.
    • n jib The projecting arm of a crane: same as gib, 5.
    • n jib A stand for beer-barrels.
    • n jib The under lip.
    • n jib The boom of a derrick; the inclined strut in a derrick, which can be swung in a vertical as well as a horizontal plane.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jib jib a triangular sail borne in front of the foremast in a ship, so called from its shifting of itself
    • v.t Jib to shift a boom sail from one tack to the other
    • v.i Jib to move restively
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named from its shifting from side to side. See Jib (v. i.)., Jibe


In literature:

I suppose there is a storm-jib somewhere on board?
"Under the Meteor Flag" by Harry Collingwood
By midnight we were off Dover, and here we took in the spinnaker, jibbed the boom over to port, and set our jib and foresail.
"For Treasure Bound" by Harry Collingwood
Ease up your jib-sheets, forward, there!
"The Rover's Secret" by Harry Collingwood
Let draw the jib-sheet!
"A Pirate of the Caribbees" by Harry Collingwood
I couldn't mistake the cut of your honour's jib, sir, begging your pardon.
"The Wreck of the Nancy Bell" by J. C. Hutcheson
You are very like him, too, I can see now from the cut of your jib, youngster!
"Young Tom Bowling" by J.C. Hutcheson
Do you think you could manage to haul up the jib by yourself?
"Fritz and Eric" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Ever drive a jibbing horse?
"The Maidens' Lodge" by Emily Sarah Holt
He appeared to shy at them, and then finally to jib.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
He's been a screw at some other prison; you can see that by the cut of his jib.
"Six Years in the Prisons of England" by A Merchant - Anonymous

In poetry:

(Scene courte mais typique)
Your eyes! Since I lost their incandescence
Flat calm engulphs my jibs,
The shudder of Vae soli gurgles beneath my ribs.
"Pierrots" by Ezra Pound
The jibs were filled, they pulled like horses,
The gear ran twittering through the sheaves,
The reef points on the tautened courses
Pattered again like falling leaves.
"Doldrums: One Of Murphy's Yarns" by Cicely Fox Smith
In a rough-house Jim once lost his pay-roll,
"Let's search the big blonde!" shouted he,
Search her clothes and her hat, she stood for all that,
But she jibbed at the third degree.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
Heh! Walk her round. Heave, ah, heave her short again!
Over, snatch her over, there, and hold her on the pawl.
Loose all sail, and brace your yards back and full —
Ready jib to pay her off and heave short all!
"Anchor Song" by Rudyard Kipling
They're 'orrid in the stable, they're worse upon the road,
They'll bolt with any rider, they'll jib with any load;
But soon we're bound beyond the seas, an' when we cross the foam
I don't care where we go to, if we leave the mules at 'ome!
"Mules" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

The company says its new line of jib crane s is designed specifically for pharmaceutical manufacturing.
This is Roger Payne talking to you from the Odyssey, under mainsail, mizzen and jib as we sail west across the rolling tropical pacific.
The most influential crew in modern jibbing has reunited to once again put the "lé" in "legit".
Let's really ease the sailhandling problem, while giving away just a little performance, by using self- tacking jibs.
Ryan is owning his shuffle to slide style and junk jibbing in this season long recap which includes an extended cameo from Anthony Mazzotti.
Genie GR-26J Runabout self-propelled aerial work platform has a vertical mast with jib.
AIR TECHNICAL INDUSTRIES developed a new series of portable jib cranes that are self-supportive and can be used anywhere — indoors or outdoors — without installation.
Counter-Balance Jib Crane with 360° Rotation.
Genie GR-26J Runabout self-propelled aerial work platform has a vertical mast with jib.
To view the KWTX News 10 This Morning Halloween JibJab, or for information on how to send your own Jib Jab Halloween greeting , follow the links below.
An all around board with the jib kid in mind.
Featuring all of the Japanese jib scene heavies including Ma$aki, Kotaro, Masato and even Westerners like Gabi Maiden, Austin Hironaka and Jacob Krugmire.
The Zoomlion RT100 rough terrain crane features an offsetable jib at 0-20-40 degrees.
Although he couldn't make it into the big hip, Jordan Phillips rode strong in slopestyle -- frontside 180 off the cannon jib.
This year Jib Jab turned Obama and Biden into puppets to sing a duet of regret.

In science:

General Relativity without vierbein is like a boat without a jib– without these vital ingredients the going is slow and progress inhibited.
Angular momentum conservation law in Einstein-Cartan space-time
The tensor product states |ii A ⊗ | jiB (often written as |ii A | ji B ) span the space H A ⊗ HB .
Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics: a critical survey