JIB, n. The foremost sail of a ship, being a large stay-sail extended from the outer end of the jib-boom towards the fore-top-mast-head. In sloops, it is on the bow-sprit, and extends towards the lower mast-head.
The foremost sail of a ship, being a large stay-sail extended from the outer end of the jib-boom toward the fore-topmast-head. In sloops, it is on the bowsprit, and extends toward the lower mast-head. – Mar. Dict.
- 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.
- To move restively
backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk.
that jibs, or balks; a jibber.
- To shift, or swing round, as
a sail, boom, yard, etc., as in tacking.
- The projecting arm of a
crane, from which the load is suspended.
- A stationary condition; a