- a thin, wedgelike strip of metal for controlling the area in which a moving part, as the table of a milling machine, slides.
- a keylike part having a head at each end, used with a matching cotter as a fastening.
verb (used with object), gibbed, gib·bing.
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Here I first met "Gib Spencer" and formed a friendly acquaintance with him which continues to this day.Forty Years Among the Indians|Daniel W. Jones
You go en fetch me some clo's heah, so nobody won't see you, en keep yo' mouf shet, en I 'll gib you a dollah.'The Conjure Woman|Charles W. Chesnutt
"You'll run without me, Gib," Scraggs declared emphatically.Captain Scraggs|Peter B. Kyne
The extractor (figs. 11 and 12) is recessed to take a movable plate (u) termed a “gib,” behind which is a spring (v).
Gib grinned as he drew the heavy piece of iron back into the punt.The Phantom Yacht|Carol Norton