flying jib


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flying jib

n.
A light sail that is set forward of the jib and is attached to an extension of the jib boom.
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flying jib

n
(Nautical Terms) the jib set furthest forward or outboard on a vessel with two or more jibs
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fly′ing jib′


n.
the outer or outermost of two or more jibs on a ship, set well above the jib boom.
[1825–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flying jib - the outermost of two or more jibs
jib - any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
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Sail had been made in the early watches, so that the Ghost was racing along under everything except the two topsails and the flying jib. These three sails, I gathered from the conversation, were to be set immediately after breakfast.
She is noteworthy as a sister to the stable's Flying Jib, winner of the Group 3 Athasi Stakes over 7f at the Curragh, and is banker material.
Dermot Weld's Flying Jib and Aidan O'Brien's Wonderfully finished down the field as former O'Brien inmate Minorette claimed top honours in Saturday's Belmont Oaks.
Wonderfully will be joined in the Oaks line-up by Dermot Weld's Athasi Stakes winner Flying Jib, the mount of stable-jockey Pat Smullen.
Philippe Sogorb was quick to nominate this event for Cheveley Park winner Vorda's first start at a mile, while another among the 17 pre-entries is Dermot Weld's Flying Jib.
Where might you find a flying jib and a desk which said: 'The buck stops here'?