jib

2

or jibb

[ jib ]
/ dʒɪb /
Nautical

verb (used with or without object), jibbed, jib·bing, noun

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Definition for jibbed (2 of 3)

jib3
[ jib ]
/ dʒɪb /
Chiefly British

verb (used without object), jibbed, jib·bing.

to move restively sidewise or backward instead of forward, as an animal in harness; balk.
to balk at doing something; defer action; procrastinate.

noun

a horse or other animal that jibs.

Origin of jib

3
First recorded in 1805–15; perhaps special use of jib2

OTHER WORDS FROM jib

jib·ber, noun

Definition for jibbed (3 of 3)

jibe1

or gibe, gybe, jib, jibb

[ jahyb ]
/ dʒaɪb /
Nautical

verb (used without object), jibed, jib·ing.

to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.
to alter course so that a fore-and-aft sail shifts in this manner.

verb (used with object), jibed, jib·ing.

to cause to jibe.

noun

the act of jibing.

Origin of jibe

1
1685–95; variant of gybe < Dutch gijben, more commonly gijpen
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British Dictionary definitions for jibbed (1 of 7)

jib1
/ (dʒɪb) /

noun

nautical any triangular sail set forward of the foremast of a vessel
cut of someone's jib someone's manner, behaviour, style, etc
obsolete
  1. the lower lip, usually when it protrudes forwards in a grimace
  2. the face or nose

Word Origin for jib

C17: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for jibbed (2 of 7)

jib2
/ (dʒɪb) /

verb jibs, jibbing or jibbed (intr) mainly British

(often foll by at) to be reluctant (to); hold back (from); balk (at)
(of an animal) to stop short and refuse to go forwardsthe horse jibbed at the jump
nautical variant of gybe

Derived forms of jib

jibber, noun

Word Origin for jib

C19: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for jibbed (3 of 7)

jib3
/ (dʒɪb) /

noun

the projecting arm of a crane or the boom of a derrick, esp one that is pivoted to enable it to be raised or lowered

Word Origin for jib

C18: probably based on gibbet

British Dictionary definitions for jibbed (4 of 7)

jib4
/ (dʒɪb) /

noun

(often plural) South Wales dialect a contortion of the face; a facestop making jibs

Word Origin for jib

special use of jib 1 (in the sense: lower lip, face)

British Dictionary definitions for jibbed (5 of 7)

jibe1

jib or jibb (dʒɪb)

/ (dʒaɪb) /

verb, noun

nautical variants of gybe

British Dictionary definitions for jibbed (6 of 7)

jibe2
/ (dʒaɪb) /

verb

a variant spelling of gibe 1

Derived forms of jibe

jiber, nounjibingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for jibbed (7 of 7)

jibe3
/ (dʒaɪb) /

verb

(intr) informal to agree; accord; harmonize

Word Origin for jibe

C19: of unknown origin
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Idioms and Phrases with jibbed

jib

see cut of one's jib

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