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

  • The love of a fine girl turns Bibb's life from failure to success.

    The Duke Of Chimney Butte

    G. W. Ogden

  • Bibb suggested that there should be at least 20,000 acres secured at once.

  • "Hop-along" Bibb kept his bird store on lower Fourth Avenue.

  • While we were talking a rebel Captain came in, who, I suppose, was a relative of Bibb.

  • Her words and manner, though, were translucent, as Bibb had said.


    O. Henry

British Dictionary definitions for bibb


  1. nautical a wooden support on a mast for the trestletrees
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Word Origin for bibb

C18: variant of bib
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