Jeer n. Naut. (a) A gear; a tackle. (b) pl. An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the lower yards of a ship.
Jeer capstan Naut., an extra capstan usually placed between the foremast and mainmast.
Jeer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jeered p. pr. & vb. n. Jeering.] To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff; as, to jeer at a speaker.
But when he saw her toy and gibe and jeer. --Spenser.
Syn: -- To sneer; scoff; flout; gibe; mock.
Jeer v. t. To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to taunt; to flout; to mock at.
And if we can not jeer them, we jeer ourselves. --B. Jonson.
Jeer, n. A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.
Midas, exposed to all their jeers,
Had lost his art, and kept his ears. --Swift.
n : showing your contempt by derision [syn: jeering, mockery,
v : laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at
the speaker" [syn: scoff, flout, barrack, gibe]