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jibe

Definition of jibe

  1. variant of gibe




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jibe

verb \ˈjīb\

Definition of jibe

jibed also gybedjib·ing also gyb·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to shift suddenly and forcibly from one side to the other —used of a fore-and-aft sail

  3. 2 :  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

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to jibe

jibe also gybe noun


Variants of jibe

also gybe \ˈjīb\

Origin of jibe

perhaps modification of Dutch gijben


First Known Use: 1693

Other Nautical Terms

Rhymes with jibe


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jibe

verb

Definition of jibe

jibedjib·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to be in accord :  agree



Origin of jibe

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1813



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