jib

Definitions:

  • To stop short and turn restively from side to side; balk.
  • To perform tricks by jumping onto and maneuvering over fixed obstacles such as railings or platforms. Used especially of snowboarders and skiers.
  • A triangular sail stretching from the foretopmast head to the jib boom, the bowsprit, or the bow.
  • None
  • The arm of a mechanical crane.
  • The boom of a derrick.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="jibe">jibe</internalXref>.
  • <em>Nautical</em>, <em>adjective</em> large triangular sail set on a stay forward of the foremast.
  • To pull against the bit, as a horse; move restively sidewise or backward.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="jibber">jibber</internalXref>.
  • The boom of a derrick; the inclined strut in a derrick, which can be swung in a vertical as well as a horizontal plane.
  • The projecting arm of a crane: same as <internalXref urlencoded="gib">gib</internalXref>, 5.
  • A stand for beer-barrels.
  • The under lip.
  • To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk.
  • 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
  • The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended.
  • One that jibs, or balks; a jibber.
  • A stationary condition; a standstill.
  • a spar or boom which serves as an extension of the bowsprit. It is sometimes extended by another spar called the <ex>flying jib boom</ex>
  • a crane having a horizontal jib on which a trolley moves, bearing the load.
  • a door made flush with the wall, without dressings or moldings; a disguised door.
  • a gaff-topsail, shaped like a jib; a jib-headed topsail.
  • a small jib set above and outside of all the other jibs.
  • one's outward appearance.
  • To shift, or swing round, as a sail, boom, yard, etc., as in tacking.
  • Of a horse, to <xref>stop</xref> and refuse to go forward.
  • To stop doing something, to become reluctant to proceed with an activity.
  • A <xref>triangular</xref> <xref>staysail</xref> set forward of the <xref>foremast</xref>. In a <xref>sloop</xref> (see image) the basic jib reaches back roughly to the level of the mast.
  • Usually with a modifier, any of a variety of specialty triangular staysails set forward of the foremast.
  • The projecting arm of a <xref>crane</xref>
  • A <xref>crane</xref> used for mounting and moving a <xref>video camera</xref>
  • An object that is used for performing tricks while <xref>skiing</xref>, <xref>snowboarding</xref>, <xref>skateboarding</xref>, <xref>inline skating</xref>, or <xref>biking</xref>. These objects are usually found in a <xref>terrain park</xref> or <xref>skate park</xref>.
  • shift from one side of the ship to the other
  • refuse to comply
  • any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
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