Jib - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒɪb|  American pronunciation of the word jib
Brit.  |dʒɪb|  British pronunciation of the word jib


- any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
- refuse to comply (syn: balk, baulk, resist)
- shift from one side of the ship to the other (syn: gybe, jibe)
The sail jibbed wildly


The horse jibbed at the high fence and the rider fell off.

He jibbed at the price I asked for.

The sail jibbed wildly

Word forms

I/you/we/they: jib
he/she/it: jibs
present participle: jibbing
past tense: jibbed
past participle: jibbed
singular: jib
plural: jibs
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