gibbed

[gibd]
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adjective Veterinary Medicine.

(of a cat) castrated.

Origin of gibbed

First recorded in 1625–35; gib2 + -ed2

gib

1
[gib]

noun

a hooked prolongation that develops during the spawning season on the lower jaw of a male salmon or trout.
Machinery.
  1. a thin, wedgelike strip of metal for controlling the area in which a moving part, as the table of a milling machine, slides.
  2. a keylike part having a head at each end, used with a matching cotter as a fastening.
(in carpentry or ironwork) a heavy metal strap for fastening two members together.

verb (used with object), gibbed, gib·bing.

to fasten (parts) together by means of a gib.

Origin of gib

1
First recorded in 1555–65; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for gibbed

gib

1

noun

a metal wedge, pad, or thrust bearing, esp a brass plate let into a steam engine crosshead

verb gibs, gibbing or gibbed

(tr) to fasten or supply with a gib

Word Origin for gib

C18: of unknown origin

gib

2

noun

a male cat, esp a castrated one

Word Origin for gib

C14: probably a shortening and alteration of the proper name Gilbert

Gib

noun

an informal name for Gibraltar
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Word Origin and History for gibbed

Gib

familiar abbreviation of Gilbert. As a typical name for a cat, from c.1400.

gib

n.

type of iron hook, 1560s, of unknown origin. As a piece of wood or metal to hold something else in place, from 1795.

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