jib boom

or jib·boom


noun Nautical.

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

Historical Examples of jib boom

  • The jib-boom is a term used only in connection with model yachts.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • In larger boats the jib-boom is an extension of the bowsprit.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • She swung sideways on a roller, and gesticulated with her jib-boom from port to starboard.

    "Captains Courageous"

    Rudyard Kipling

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for jib boom

jib boom


nautical a spar forming an extension of the bowsprit
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