bibb

[bib]

noun

Nautical. any of several brackets or timbers bolted to the hounds of a mast to give additional support to the trestletrees.
Plumbing. bibcock.

Origin of bibb

First recorded in 1770–80; respelling of bib
Can be confusedbib bibb
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Related Words for bibb

nozzle, valve, spout, tap, hydrant, stopcock, bibb, bibcock

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British Dictionary definitions for bibb

bibb

noun

nautical a wooden support on a mast for the trestletrees

Word Origin for bibb

C18: variant of bib
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