flying jib

noun

Definition of flying jib

: a sail outside the jib on an extension of the jibboom — see sail illustration

First Known Use of flying jib

1711, in the meaning defined above

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“Flying jib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flying%20jib. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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