jibboom


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Noun1.jibboom - a spar that extends the bowsprit
spar - a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
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Ultimately they brought us up with the jibboom of a Dutch brig poking through our spanker - nothing worse.
There’s a leg that been stuck up on end like a jibboom for an hour.
All, that is, but a terror-stricken few, who lay along the jibboom like flies upon a stick: all but two or three more whom we left fatally hesitating in the forechains: all but the selfish savages who had been the first to perish in the pinnace, and one distracted couple who had thrown their children into the kindly ocean, and jumped in after them out of their torment, locked for ever in each other's arms.