As he came on us the eighth time they hoisted their jib sail.
As the jib and foresail were taken off her, she shot up to the buoy.
On his return to the deck, therefore, he ordered all hands to stand by the jib sheet while he took the helm himself.
The neglect on his part to hoist the jib had lost him the battle, while my jib had won it for me.
If she tries to do the other thing run off to leeward; ease the jib sheets.
Then they p. 166bid me “Get ready your jib—we have cast you off; hoist!”
But in that short interval a jib had been blown into ribbons and the foresail torn loose from its treble reefing points.
The topsail and jib were spread, and the sloop glided out of the estuary.
The topsails, closely-reefed, were let fall, the fore-staysail and jib hoisted.
She carries a fore-and-aft main-sail, gaff-topsail, stay-foresail, and jib.
"foresail of a ship," 1660s, gibb, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to gibbet, from notion of a sail "hanging" from a masthead [Barnhart, OED]. Or perhaps from jib (v.) "shift a sail or boom" (1690s), from Dutch gijben, apparently related to gijk "boom or spar of a sailing ship." Said to indicate a ship's character to an observant sailor as a strange vessel approaches at sea; also nautical slang for "face," hence cut of (one's) jib "personal appearance" (1821).
"agree, fit," 1813, of unknown origin, perhaps a figurative extension of earlier jib, gybe (v.) "shift a sail or boom" (see jib). OED, however, suggests a phonetic variant of chime, as if meaning "to chime in with, to be in harmony." Related: Jibed; jibes; jibing.
1560s, perhaps from Middle French giber "to handle roughly," or an alteration of gaber "to mock."
: a jig band
A black person (1909+)