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bibb

[bib] /bɪb/
noun
1.
Nautical. any of several brackets or timbers bolted to the hounds of a mast to give additional support to the trestletrees.
2.
Plumbing. bibcock.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; respelling of bib
Can be confused
bib, bibb.
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  • Your drip system can be simply attached to a hose end or screwed into a hose bibb.
British Dictionary definitions for bibb

bibb

/bɪb/
noun
1.
(nautical) a wooden support on a mast for the trestletrees
Word Origin
C18: variant of bib
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