Definition of JIBE

variant of gibe


verb \ˈjīb\
jibed also gybedjib·ing also gyb·ing

Definition of JIBE

intransitive verb
:  to shift suddenly and forcibly from one side to the other —used of a fore-and-aft sail
:  to change a vessel's course when sailing with the wind so that as the stern passes through the eye of the wind the boom swings to the opposite side
transitive verb
:  to cause to jibe
jibe also gybe noun

Variants of JIBE

jibe also gybe \ˈjīb\

Origin of JIBE

perhaps modification of Dutch gijben
First Known Use: 1693

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with JIBE


intransitive verb

Definition of JIBE

:  to be in accord :  agree

Origin of JIBE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1813


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