gybe

gybe

[jahyb] Nautical.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), gybed, gybing, noun
jibe1.
gibe, gybe, jib, jibe, jive.
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gybe or nautical jibe (dʒaɪb)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (of a fore-and-aft sail) to shift suddenly from one side of the vessel to the other when running before the wind, as the result of allowing the wind to catch the leech
2.  to cause (a sailing vessel) to gybe or (of a sailing vessel) to undergo gybing
 
n
3.  an instance of gybing
 
[C17: from obsolete Dutch gijben (now gijpen), of obscure origin]
 
jibe or nautical jibe
 
vb
 
n
 
[C17: from obsolete Dutch gijben (now gijpen), of obscure origin]

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