jib·​boom ˈji(b)-ˈbüm How to pronounce jibboom (audio)
: a spar that forms an extension of the bowsprit

Word History


jib entry 2 + boom

First Known Use

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jibboom was circa 1724

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“Jibboom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jibboom. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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