Definition of jib noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    jib

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//dʒɪb//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪb//
     
    Parts of boats and ships
     
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  1. 1a small sail in front of the large sail on a boat See related entries: Parts of boats and ships
  2. 2the arm of a crane that lifts things
  3. Word Originnoun mid 17th cent.: of unknown origin.

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