DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

5 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 jib /ˈʤɪb/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jib v. i.  To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk. [Written also jibb.] [Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jib, v. t. & i.  [imp. & p. p. Jibbed p. pr. & vb. n. Jibbing.] Also Jibb.  Chiefly Naut. To shift, or swing round, as a sail, boom, yard, etc., as in tacking.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jib n.
 1. 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.
 2. Mach. The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended.
 3. One that jibs, or balks; a jibber.
 4.  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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the
      v 1: refuse to comply [syn: resist, balk, baulk]
      2: shift from one side of the ship to the other; "The sail
         jibbed wildly" [syn: jibe, gybe, change course]
      [also: jibbing, jibbed]