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jib 1

1. Nautical A triangular headsail set with its luff fastened to a stay rising from the bow, bowsprit, or jib boom.
a. The arm of a mechanical crane.
b. The boom of a derrick.

[Origin unknown.]

jib 2

intr.v. jibbed, jib·bing, jibs
1. To stop short and turn restively from side to side; balk.
2. To perform tricks by jumping onto and maneuvering over fixed obstacles such as railings or platforms. Used especially of snowboarders and skiers.

[Origin unknown.]

jib′ber n.
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