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Jibe \Jibe\ (j[imac]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jibed (j[imac]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. Jibing (j[imac]b"[i^]ng).] [Cf. Dan. gibbe, D. gijpen, v. i., and dial. Sw. gippa to jerk. Cf. Jib, n. & v. i.] (Naut.) To shift, as the boom of a fore-and-aft sail, from one side of a vessel to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter. See Gybe.


vb. (en-past of: jibe)

Usage examples of "jibed".

Maybe she knows another official for our missing four men,' Jessl jibed, startling me out of my frightening contemplations.

The stallion jibed under him, bucking in place at the unaccustomed weight on his back, snorting and arching his neck, trying to pull against the reins.

People were still gorging themselves, and Toric wanted to know how well his private assessments of the new settlers jibed with the official reports.

In short, what they saw jibed with what I said, which is always a good thing.

The sails jibed, then crashed back onto starboard tack with a bang that rattled the chainplates.

His father would dive only to drown, entangled by the nets as the storm's contrary winds jibed the rudderless sloop again and again and again.

And just to make sure, I took the trouble of reciting yesterday's recollections into a tape recorder before I went to sleep, and it jibed completely with what I remembered this morning.