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Variant of jibe1.
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gybe(dʒaɪb) nautical or
1. (Nautical Terms) (intr) (of a fore-and-aft sail) to shift suddenly from one side of the vessel to the other when running before the wind, as the result of allowing the wind to catch the leech
2. (Nautical Terms) to cause (a sailing vessel) to gybe or (of a sailing vessel) to undergo gybing
(Nautical Terms) an instance of gybing
[C17: from obsolete Dutch gijben (now gijpen), of obscure origin]
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v. jibed, jib•ing,
1. to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.
2. to alter course so that a fore-and-aft sail shifts in this manner.v.t.
3. to cause to jibe.n.
4. the act of jibing.
[1685–95; variant of gybe, appar. alter. of < Dutch gijben, (now more commonly gijpen)]
v.i., v.t. jibed, jib•ing,
v.i. jibed, jib•ing.
to be in harmony or accord; agree; correspond.
[1805–15, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
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Past participle: gybed
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|Verb||1.||gybe - shift from one side of the ship to the other; "The sail jibbed wildly"|
sail - travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"
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