jib´ber

jib 1 «jihb», noun.
a triangular sail in front of the mast nearest to the bow.
[earlier gibb. Perhaps related to gibbet.]
jib 2 «jihb», transitive verb, intransitive verb, jibbed, jib|bing. noun.
= jibe1. (Cf.jibe)
[apparently early form of jibe1]
jib 3 «jihb», verb, jibbed, jib|bing, noun.
–v.i.
to move sidewise or backwards instead of forward; refuse to go ahead; balk.
–n.
a horse or other animal that jibs.
[origin uncertain]
jib´ber, noun.
jib 4 «jihb», noun.
the projecting arm of a crane or derrick.
[probably short for gibbet]

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