from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Variant of jibe1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To change tack with the wind crossing behind the boat. (Mostly used of boats and other small sailing craft — the corresponding manoeuver in a sailing ship is to wear.)
- v. To shift a fore-and-aft sail suddenly and forcefully from one side to the other, while sailing before the wind. (also jibe.)
- v. To sneer (see gibe.)
- v. gybe at: to hesitate, vacillate, or balk when faced with a proposal, plan, or course of action. (Obsolete)
- n. The act of gybing.
- n. A sudden shift of a sail's angle, or a sudden change in the direction that a boat is sailing.
- n. A sudden change in direction or approach; vacillation.
- n. A sneer. (see gibe.)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See gibe.
- v. To shift from one side of a vessel to the other; -- said of the boom of a fore-and-aft sail when the vessel is steered off the wind until the sail fills on the opposite side.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of gibe.
- An obsolete spelling of jibe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. shift from one side of the ship to the other
From obsolete Dutch gijben (modern Dutch: gijpen). (Wiktionary)