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A plain or notched, often wedge-shaped piece of wood or metal designed to hold parts of a machine or structure in place or provide a bearing surface, usually adjusted by a screw or key.
tr.v. gibbed, gib·bing, gibs
To fasten with a gib.
A male cat, especially a castrated one.
[Middle English, probably short for the name Gilbert.]
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(Mechanical Engineering) a metal wedge, pad, or thrust bearing, esp a brass plate let into a steam engine crosshead
vb, gibs, gibbing or gibbed
(Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to fasten or supply with a gib
[C18: of unknown origin]
(Zoology) a male cat, esp a castrated one
[C14: probably a shortening and alteration of the proper name Gilbert]
(Placename) an informal name for Gibraltar
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a. a thin, wedgelike strip of metal for controlling the area in which a moving part slides.
b. a keylike part having a head at each end, used with a matching cotter as a fastening.
2. (in carpentry or ironwork) a heavy metal strap for fastening two members together.
[1555–65; orig. uncertain]
a male cat, esp. one that has been castrated.
[1350–1400; Middle English gib(be), short for Gilbert proper name]
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Past participle: gibbed
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|Noun||1.||GiB - a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes|
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
mebibyte, MiB, megabyte, MB, M - a unit of information equal to 1024 kibibytes or 2^20 (1,048,576) bytes
|2.||gib - a castrated tomcat|
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