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flying jib

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noun Nautical.

the outer or outermost of two or more jibs, set well above the jib boom.

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Nearby words

flying frog, flying gangway, flying gurnard, flying head, flying jenny, flying jib, flying jib boom, flying kite, flying lemur, flying lizard, flying machine

Origin of flying jib

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for flying jib

flying jib


noun

the jib set furthest forward or outboard on a vessel with two or more jibs
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