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gibbed

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adjective Veterinary Medicine.
  1. (of a cat) castrated.
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Origin of gibbed

First recorded in 1625–35; gib2 + -ed2

gib1

[gib]
noun
  1. a hooked prolongation that develops during the spawning season on the lower jaw of a male salmon or trout.
  2. 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.
  3. (in carpentry or ironwork) a heavy metal strap for fastening two members together.
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verb (used with object), gibbed, gib·bing.
  1. to fasten (parts) together by means of a gib.
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Origin of gib1

First recorded in 1555–65; origin uncertain
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gib1

noun
  1. a metal wedge, pad, or thrust bearing, esp a brass plate let into a steam engine crosshead
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verb gibs, gibbing or gibbed
  1. (tr) to fasten or supply with a gib
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Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin

gib2

noun
  1. a male cat, esp a castrated one
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Word Origin

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

Gib

noun
  1. 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.

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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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