Prov. It. gibba (cf. Jupon); so that it perhaps originally signified a halter, a rope round the neck of
malefactors; or it is, perhaps, derived fr. L. gibbus hunched, humped, E. gibbous; or cf. E. jib a sail.]
1. A kind of gallows; an upright post with an arm projecting from the top, on which, formerly, malefactors
were hanged in chains, and their bodies allowed to remain as a warning.
2. The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended; the jib.
(Gib"bet), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gibbeted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gibbeting.]
1. To hang and expose on a gibbet.
2. To expose to infamy; to blacken.
I'll gibbet up his name.Oldham.
(Gib"bier) n. [F. gibier.] Wild fowl; game. [Obs.] Addison.
(Gib"bon) n. [Cf. F. gibbon.] (Zoöl.) Any arboreal ape of the genus Hylobates, of which many
species and varieties inhabit the East Indies and Southern Asia. They are tailless and without cheek
pouches, and have very long arms, adapted for climbing.
The white-handed gibbon the crowned the wou-wou or singing gibbon (H. agilis), the siamang, and the
hoolock. are the most common species.
(Gib" boom`) See Jib boom.
(Gib*bose") a. [L. gibbosus, fr. gibbus, gibba, hunch, hump. Cf. Gibbous.] Humped; protuberant;
said of a surface which presents one or more large elevations. Brande & C.
(Gib*bost"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. gibbosité.] The state of being gibbous or gibbose; gibbousness.
(Gib"bous) a. [Cf. F. gibbeux. See Gibbose.]
1. Swelling by a regular curve or surface; protuberant; convex; as, the moon is gibbous between the half-
moon and the full moon.
The bones will rise, and make a gibbous member.Wiseman.
2. Hunched; hump-backed. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
Gib"bous*ly, adv. Gib"bous*ness, n.
(Gibbs"ite) n. [Named after George Gibbs.] (Min.) A hydrate of alumina.
(Gib"-cat`) n. A male cat, esp. an old one. See lst Gib. n. [Obs.] Shak.
(Gibe) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gibed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gibing.] [Cf. Prov. F. giber, equiv. to F.
jouer to play, Icel. geipa to talk nonsense, E. jabber.] To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to
rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff.
Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout.Swift.
(Gibe), v. i. To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock.
Draw the beasts as I describe them,Swift.
From their features, while I gibe them.