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jib boom

or jibboom

noun, Nautical.
a spar forming a continuation of a bowsprit.
Origin of jib boom
First recorded in 1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • At the end of that mile Jonadab's craft's jib boom was just astern of Tobias's rudder.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Wind was fair, or ought to be, but 'twas blowin' hard and so thick you couldn't hardly see the jib boom.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The seaman who executed the order was struck while on the jib boom by a shell or solid shot and disembowelled.

  • The end of the jib boom was the last to disappear beneath the waters, and the career of the famous cruiser was ended forever.

British Dictionary definitions for jib boom

jib boom

(nautical) a spar forming an extension of the bowsprit
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