jibboom

Part of speech: noun

A spar forming a continuation of the bowsprit.

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Usage examples "jibboom":

  1. The sky was a perfect blue vault in which the stars were twinkling, while the red of the recent sunset held fair on the jibboom end, showing that the quartermaster at the wheel knew his business. - "Mr. Trunnell", T. Jenkins Hains.
  2. 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", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. 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", James Barnes.