from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A triangular sail stretching from the foretopmast head to the jib boom and in small craft to the bowsprit or the bow.
- n. The arm of a mechanical crane.
- n. The boom of a derrick.
- intransitive v. To stop short and turn restively from side to side; balk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Of a horse, to stop and refuse to go forward.
- v. To stop doing something, to become reluctant to proceed with an activity.
- n. A triangular staysail set forward of the foremast. In a sloop (see image) the basic jib reaches back roughly to the level of the mast.
- n. Usually with a modifier, any of a variety of specialty triangular staysails set forward of the foremast.
- n. The projecting arm of a crane
- n. A crane used for mounting and moving a video camera
- n. An object that is used for performing tricks while skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, inline skating, or biking. These objects are usually found in a terrain park or skate park.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A triangular sail set upon a stay or halyard extending from the foremast or fore-topmast to the bowsprit or the jib boom. Large vessels often carry several jibs
- n. The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended.
- n. One that jibs, or balks; a jibber.
- n. A stationary condition; a standstill.
- intransitive v. To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk.
- To shift, or swing round, as a sail, boom, yard, etc., as in tacking.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as jibe.
- n. Nautical, adjective large triangular sail set on a stay forward of the foremast.
- To pull against the bit, as a horse; move restively sidewise or backward.
- n. Same as jibber.
- n. The projecting arm of a crane: same as gib, 5.
- n. A stand for beer-barrels.
- n. The under lip.
- n. The boom of a derrick; the inclined strut in a derrick, which can be swung in a vertical as well as a horizontal plane.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. shift from one side of the ship to the other
- v. refuse to comply
- n. any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Of uncertain origin. (Wiktionary)