gybe

verb \ˈjīb\

variant of

  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

less commonly

gybe

noun

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