Take care that in tacking or jibing the boom does not knock you overboard.
The bug-eye swerved and laid over, with the jibing of the booms.
Second, in going before the wind there is constant danger of jibing, with serious results.
To tell the saving lie, he had faced a jibing self-scorn; yet he continued to face it inflexibly.
I had rude notions of steering, but jibing is a delicate operation.
A great deal of nonsense has been written and talked about jibing, and it is commonly supposed to be a very dangerous maneuvre.
Such was the voice in her soul, which to HER senses seemed like that of some jibing demon at her elbow.
Frank did not want to enjoy any sensation of a sudden kind and jibing, as he understood it, was always unexpected.
jibing is the operation of passing a boom sail over from one side of the boat to the other when sailing off the wind.
jibing—Passing a sail from one side to the other when a vessel is sailing free.
"agree, fit," 1813, of unknown origin, perhaps a figurative extension of earlier jib, gybe (v.) "shift a sail or boom" (see jib). OED, however, suggests a phonetic variant of chime, as if meaning "to chime in with, to be in harmony." Related: Jibed; jibes; jibing.
1560s, perhaps from Middle French giber "to handle roughly," or an alteration of gaber "to mock."