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Definition of Jib


  1. 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 jibe; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc.
  2. The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended.
  3. To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk.
  4. One that jibs, or balks; a jibber.
  5. A stationary condition; a standstill.
  6. Alt. of Jibb

Jib Translations

jib in German is widerstreben
jib in Norwegian is klyver, utligger
jib in Spanish is foque
jib in Swedish is klyvare, streta emot