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[gib] /gɪb/
noun
1.
a hooked prolongation that develops during the spawning season on the lower jaw of a male salmon or trout.
2.
Machinery.
  1. a thin, wedgelike strip of metal for controlling the area in which a moving part, as the table of a milling machine, slides.
  2. a keylike part having a head at each end, used with a matching cotter as a fastening.
3.
(in carpentry or ironwork) a heavy metal strap for fastening two members together.
verb (used with object), gibbed, gibbing.
4.
to fasten (parts) together by means of a gib.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for gibbing

gib1

/ɡɪb/
noun
1.
a metal wedge, pad, or thrust bearing, esp a brass plate let into a steam engine crosshead
verb gibs, gibbing, gibbed
2.
(transitive) to fasten or supply with a gib
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin

gib2

/ɡɪb/
noun
1.
a male cat, esp a castrated one
Word Origin
C14: probably a shortening and alteration of the proper name Gilbert

Gib

/dʒɪb/
noun
1.
an informal name for Gibraltar
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Word Origin and History for gibbing

Gib

familiar abbreviation of Gilbert. As a typical name for a cat, from c.1400.

gib

n.

type of iron hook, 1560s, of unknown origin. As a piece of wood or metal to hold something else in place, from 1795.

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Slang definitions & phrases for gibbing

GIB

adjective

Sexually proficient

[1980s+; fr good in bed]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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