Jib boom(Naut.), a spar or boom which serves as an extension of the bowsprit. It is sometimes extended by another spar called the flying jib boom. [Written also gib boom.] — Jib crane(Mach.), a crane having a horizontal jib on which a trolley moves, bearing the load.Jib door(Arch.), a door made flush with the wall, without dressings or moldings; a disguised door.Jib header(Naut.), a gaff- topsail, shaped like a jib; a jib-headed topsail.Jib topsail(Naut.), a small jib set above and outside of all the other jibs.The cut of one's jib, one's outward appearance. [Colloq.] Sir W. Scott.

(Jib) v. i. [Connected with jibe; cf. OF. giber to shake.] To move restively backward or sidewise, — said of a horse; to balk. [Written also jibb.] [Eng.]

(Jib"ber) n. A horse that jibs. [Eng.]

(Jibe) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jibed (jibd); p. pr. & vb. n. Jibing ] [Cf. Dan. gibbe, D. gijpen, v. i., and dial. Sw. gippa to jerk. Cf. Jib, n. & v. i.] (Naut.) To shift, as the boom of a fore-and-aft sail, from one side of a vessel to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter. See Gybe.

(Jibe), v. i.

1. (Naut.) To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See Jibe, v. t., and Gybe.

2. To agree; to harmonize. [Colloq.] Bartlett.

(Jif"fy) n. [Perh. corrupt. fr. gliff.] [Written also giffy.] A moment; an instant; as, I will be ready in a jiffy. [Colloq.] J. & H. Smith.

Jewry to Jobbing

(Jew"ry) n. [OE. Jewerie, OF. Juierie, F. Juiverie.] Judea; also, a district inhabited by Jews; a Jews' quarter. Chaucer.

Teaching throughout all Jewry.
Luke xxiii. 5.

(Jew's"-ear`) n. (Bot.) A species of fungus (Hirneola Auricula-Judæ, or Auricula), bearing some resemblance to the human ear.

(Jew's-harp`) n. [Jew + harp; or possibly a corrupt. of jaw's harp; cf. G. maultrommel, lit., mouthdrum.]

1. An instrument of music, which, when placed between the teeth, gives, by means of a bent metal tongue struck by the finger, a sound which is modulated by the breath; — called also Jew's-trump.

2. (Naut.) The shackle for joining a chain cable to an anchor.

(Jew's-stone` Jew"stone`) , n. (Paleon.) A large clavate spine of a fossil sea urchin.

(Jez"e*bel) n. [From Jezebel, Heb. Izebel, the wife of Ahab king of Israel.] A bold, vicious woman; a termagant. Spectator.

(Jha"ral) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A wild goat (Capra Jemlaica) which inhabits the loftiest mountains of India. It has long, coarse hair, forming a thick mane on its head and neck.

(Jib) n. [Named from its shifting from side to side. See Jib, v. i.., Jibe.]

1. (Naut.) A triangular sail set upon a stay or halyard extending from the foremast or fore-topmast to the bowsprit or the jib boom. Large vessels often carry several jibs; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc.

2. (Mach.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended.

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