Adjective "Jib" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Jib


    Definition:

    1. any of various triangular sails set forward of a forestaysail or fore-topmast staysail.Compare flying jib, inner jib.

    2. the inner one of two such sails, set inward from a flying jib. adjective

    3. of or relating to a jib: jib clew. Idioms

    4. cut of one's jib, one's general appearance, mien, or manner: I could tell by the cut of his jib that he wasn't the kind of person I'd want to deal with.

    Origin:
    jib

    Examples:

    "sheets can be jib."

    "halyards can be jib."