Crossword clues for jib
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Jib \Jib\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Jibbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Jibbing.] Also Jibb \Jibb\ [Cf. Jib a sail, Gybe.] (Chiefly Naut.) To shift, or swing round, as a sail, boom, yard, etc., as in tacking.
Jib \Jib\, v. i. [Connected with jibe; cf. OF. giber to shake.] To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk. [Written also jibb.] [Eng.]
Jib \Jib\ (j[i^]b), n. [Named from its shifting from side to side. See Jib, v. i.., Jibe.]
(Naut.) 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.
(Mach.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended.
One that jibs, or balks; a jibber.
A stationary condition; a standstill.
Jib boom (Naut.), a spar or boom which serves as an extension of the bowsprit. It is sometimes extended by another spar called the flying jib boom. [Written also gib boom.]
Jib crane (Mach.), a crane having a horizontal jib on which a trolley moves, bearing the load.
Jib door (Arch.), a door made flush with the wall, without dressings or moldings; a disguised door.
Jib header (Naut.), a gaff-topsail, shaped like a jib; a jib-headed topsail.
Jib topsail (Naut.), a small jib set above and outside of all the other jibs.
The cut of one's jib, one's outward appearance. [Colloq.]
--Sir W. Scott.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"foresail of a ship," 1660s, gibb, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to gibbet, from notion of a sail "hanging" from a masthead [Barnhart, OED]. Or perhaps from jib (v.) "shift a sail or boom" (1690s), from Dutch gijben, apparently related to gijk "boom or spar of a sailing ship." Said to indicate a ship's character to an observant sailor as a strange vessel approaches at sea; also nautical slang for "face," hence cut of (one's) jib "personal appearance" (1821).
Etymology 1 alt. 1 (context nautical English) A triangular staysail set forward of the foremast. In a sloop (see image) the basic '''jib''' reaches back roughly to the level of the mast. 2 (context nautical English) Usually with a modifier, any of a variety of specialty triangular staysails set forward of the foremast. 3 The projecting arm of a crane 4 (context metonymy English) A crane used for mounting and moving a video camera 5 An object that is used for performing tricks while skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, inline skating, or biking. These objects are usually found in a terrain park or skate park. n. 1 (context nautical English) A triangular staysail set forward of the foremast. In a sloop (see image) the basic '''jib''' reaches back roughly to the level of the mast. 2 (context nautical English) Usually with a modifier, any of a variety of specialty triangular staysails set forward of the foremast. 3 The projecting arm of a crane 4 (context metonymy English) A crane used for mounting and moving a video camera 5 An object that is used for performing tricks while skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, inline skating, or biking. These objects are usually found in a terrain park or skate park. vb. (cx mostly nautical English) To shift, or swing round, as a sail, boom, yard, etc., as in tacking. Etymology 2
n. 1 One who jibs or balks, refusing to continue forward. 2 A stationary condition; a standstill. vb. 1 Of a horse, to stop and refuse to go forward. 2 (context figuratively English) To stop doing something, to become reluctant to proceed with an activity.
In cinematography, a jib is a boom device with a camera on one end, and a counterweight and camera controls on the other. It operates like a see-saw, but with the balance point located close to the counterweight, so that the camera end of the arm can move through an extended arc. A jib permits the camera to be moved vertically, horizontally, or a combination of the two. A jib is often mounted on a tripod or similar support.
Jib may refer to a wide range of meanings:
Usage examples of "jib".
Some hours after midnight, the Typhoon abated so much, that through the strenuous exertions of Starbuck and Stubb-- one engaged forward and the other aft--the shivered remnants of the jib and fore and main-top-sails were cut adrift from the spars, and went eddying away to leeward, like the feathers of an albatross, which sometimes are cast to the winds when that storm-tossed bird is on the wing.
They took in the jib to slow the boat down, and signaled Bobber to come alongside.
Surely mortal men must break under such punishment, yet they came on, clambering over the torn and twitching corpses of their comrades, their multi-coloured jib has plastered with reeking black mud, never wavering, each man trying to fight his way to the front rank of the attack, scornful of death, eager to seek it out in the smoking muzzles of the guns.
All hands obeyed, and at once the eight or ten seamen who composed the crew, sprang to their respective stations at the spanker brails and outhaul, topsail sheets and halyards, the jib downhaul, and the topsail clewlines and buntlines.
Small, Doctor Inchball, Hetch Heckler, Biddy Stuckmeyer and Deborah Jib.
He had drawn the bowsprit, the jib, and the stays running to the foremast.
Its booms swung across the deck, its jibs went limp and fluttered for a moment, then reinflated and snapped tight again as the boat settled into a new course.
The Parker Sportster, it seemed, came with an aluminum mast, a mainsail, a jib, a rudder, and a centerboard.
At eight bells, with both watches on deck, he took in the spritsail, got the yard fore and aft, set the inner jib, and bore up another point.
Surprise spread more canvas: studdingsails alow and aloft, royals, the rarely-seen but useful spritsail topsail, all the jibs that would set and a cloud of staysails.
Penrod and Yakub wore turbans and Ansar jib has for they would be riding north through the Dervish lines.
Awareness into the Air Particles, and Rennel scurried to backwind the jib and tighten the main.
Morton and was surprised to find the ship still carrying unreefed topsails, forecourse, and jibs, despite the rising wind.
It was raked forward to give the foresail room, as though it had been pulled out of true by the forestay and the laboring jib.
She had no time to test the forestay before Anthony hoisted the jib and allowed it to flap while he turned the sloop head-to-wind so he could attach the mainsail.