Jib

Noun

  • The projecting arm of a crane
  • One who jibs or balks, refusing to continue forward.
  • (nautical) Usually with a modifier, any of a variety of specialty triangular staysails set forward of the foremast.
  • An object that is used for performing tricks while skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, inline skating, or biking. These objects are usually found in a terrain park or skate park.
  • (nautical) A triangular staysail set forward of the foremast. In a sloop (see image) the basic jib reaches back roughly to the level of the mast.
  • (metonymically) A crane used for mounting and moving a video camera
  • A stationary condition; a standstill.

Verb

  • (chiefly nautical) To shift, or swing round, as a sail, boom, yard, etc., as in tacking.
  • (figuratively) To stop doing something, to become reluctant to proceed with an activity.
  • Of a horse, to stop and refuse to go forward.

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