Definition of gibbon
: any of a genus (Hylobates of the family Hylobatidae) of agile brachiating tailless apes of southeastern Asia that are the smallest and most arboreal anthropoid apes
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Gibbons will discuss the socioeconomic and political impact of the decade as well as the end of the Cold War.
Gibbons' opinions were and are pretty commonplace, but Team Mandel's attacks illustrate the difference between being in private business and running for office, particularly amid today's shifting political winds regarding international trade.
Mayor Bob Henry, who appointed Gibbons to fill Pam White’s remaining term after White was elected Canyon County commissioner, announced Gibbons’ resignation Tuesday and apologized for the error.
Starting pitcher Trevor Kniskern got the win for the Tornadoes, going six innings and giving up just one walk and two hits while fanning 10 Gibbons batters.
They can be found basking in the JungleWorld exhibit, along with white-cheeked gibbons, painted storks, and Indian fruit bats.
Gibbons received an invitation to a December all-star game known as the National Bowl in Florida, featuring seniors from FCS (formerly known as I-AA) and NCAA Division II and III schools.
Just last week, a team of researchers described a new species of gibbon in China.
In China, a subspecies called the white-handed gibbon may have gone extinct as well.
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Origin and Etymology of gibbon
First Known Use: 1774See Words from the same year
GIBBON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gibbon for English Language Learners
: a small ape of southeastern Asia that has long arms and legs and lives mostly in trees
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Definition of gibbon for Students
: a small tailless ape of southeastern Asia that has long arms and legs and lives mostly in trees
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