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Definition for: JIB
- (v. i.) 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 jibe; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc.
- (v. i.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended.
- (v. i.) To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk.