the outer or outermost of two or more jibs, set well above the jib boom.
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How to use flying jib in a sentence
But after clearing the Cape we rigged a flying-jib, and, as the Captain had prophesied, soon showed our consorts our heels.Cape Cod | Henry D. Thoreau
At half-past one he stowed the flying-jib, reefed the mainsail, and took the bonnet off the jib.The Pathfinder | James Fenimore Cooper
Her mother was inviting Mr. Bayard to call on them at the flying jib.A Singular Life | Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
The outer one we can see is the "flying-jib," on the flying-jibboom.
We ran down the flying jib, hauled the jib-sheets to wind-ward and the main-sheet flat, and came up into the wind.The Sea-Wolf | Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for flying jib
the jib set furthest forward or outboard on a vessel with two or more jibs
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