What does the word jibboom mean?

Usage examples for jibboom

  1. Encouraged by this, we exerted ourselves still more than ever, and at length a man from the jibboom end of the Cerberus hove a lead which happily reached our boat. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. The jibboom of the Englishman swept across the deck, tearing away the shrouds and braces, and then with a heave and a lurch the vessels came together, grinding and crunching with a sound of splintering and tearing of timbers as they rolled in the heavy sea. – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes