gybe

jibe

nautical

verb

(intr) (of a fore-and-aft sail) to shift suddenly from one side of the vessel to the other when running before the wind, as the result of allowing the wind to catch the leech
to cause (a sailing vessel) to gybe or (of a sailing vessel) to undergo gybing

noun

an instance of gybing

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Word Origin for gybe

C17: from obsolete Dutch gijben (now gijpen), of obscure origin

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