jib

Part of speech: noun

A triangular sail extending from the foretopmast head to the jib boom or the bowsprit.

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Usage examples "jib":

  1. Scarcely had we set the storm jib than the wind struck it, and away we flew over the now fast- rising seas. - "A Yacht Voyage Round England", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. They'll go till they drop if they like the job, and if they don't, it's nothing but jib- jib- jib. - "The Fugitive (Third Series Plays)", John Galsworthy.
  3. Out main- boom; box your jib and staysail up to weather! - "Masters of the Wheat-Lands", Harold Bindloss.