- a spar forming a continuation of a bowsprit.
Origin of jib boom
First recorded in 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for jib boom
The jib-boom is a term used only in connection with model yachts.
In larger boats the jib-boom is an extension of the bowsprit.
She swung sideways on a roller, and gesticulated with her jib-boom from port to starboard."Captains Courageous"
She had lost her fore-topmast and jib-boom during the night, off O'Kosiri.In Eastern Seas
J. J. Smith
A spar which is pointed through the iron at the jib-boom end.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- nautical a spar forming an extension of the bowsprit
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