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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jib \Jib\ (j[i^]b), n. [Named from its shifting from side to side. See Jib, v. i.., Jibe.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) A triangular sail set upon a stay or halyard extending from the foremast or fore-topmast to the bowsprit or the jib boom. Large vessels often carry several jibs; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended. [1913 Webster] 3. One that jibs, or balks; a jibber. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 4. A stationary condition; a standstill. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Jib boom (Naut.), a spar or boom which serves as an extension of the bowsprit. It is sometimes extended by another spar called the flying jib boom. [Written also gib boom.] Jib crane (Mach.), a crane having a horizontal jib on which a trolley moves, bearing the load. Jib door (Arch.), a door made flush with the wall, without dressings or moldings; a disguised door. Jib header (Naut.), a gaff-topsail, shaped like a jib; a jib-headed topsail. Jib topsail (Naut.), a small jib set above and outside of all the other jibs. The cut of one's jib, one's outward appearance. [Colloq.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]