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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jibboom a spar that extends the bowsprit
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In literature:

But on the second day of our enforced detention a ship poked her jibboom round the west end of the little bay.
"The Cruise of the Cachalot" by Frank T. Bullen
Man the jibboom and let fly yer top-gallunts.
"The Complete Works of Artemus Ward" by Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
A terrific storm was experienced off the west coast of Ireland, in which the foretopgallant mast and jibboom were carried away.
"Young Lion of the Woods" by Thomas Barlow Smith
Davy ran out to the end of the jibboom with a lead line.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
Don't you remember that one we were looking at a few months ago, that came in here after the storm, to get a new jibboom?
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
A loud crash was heard, and the fore-topmast went over the side, carrying away the jibboom.
"The Pirate of the Mediterranean" by W.H.G. Kingston
There were three women on board, one of whom was saved by following her husband down a rope from the jibboom.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
With right good will they plied their axes on the enemy's jibboom.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was a question which would first go, our mainmast or the Frenchman's jibboom.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
Her topmasts were standing, but her jibboom was rigged in.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
Bill ordered one of the men to get out to the jibboom end with a piece of pork, and heave it as far ahead as he could fling.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
It swung out forward like a great jibboom.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
Her standing jibboom is gone clean by the cap.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
N'ther ain't a ship afloat as 'ud carry sech a stick fur a to'-gallanm'st, nor yet fur a jibboom.
"The Log of a Sea-Waif" by Frank T. Bullen
There were some few days of fog or mist, so dense that it was impossible even to see the point of the jibboom.
"In the Land of the Great Snow Bear" by Gordon Stables
Look at her bilge, her lines, her bows, her jibboom, with its smart and business-like curve.
"Annie o' the Banks o' Dee" by Gordon Stables
If not ready by next Sunday he will deliver his first sermon from the main-top gallant jibboom mizen.
"Mr Punch Afloat"
Used as an ornament variously on side-ropes and foot-ropes of jibbooms.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various

In news:

Jibboom Enjoys the View in Buena Vista.
Jibboom is all alone in mid-stretch of the Buena Vista Handicap.
Frankel Lowers Jibboom On Monrovia 'Cap.
Jibboom powers home to take the Monrovia under Garrett Gomez.
Jibboom Explodes in Lexus Raven Run.
Jibboom captures her first graded stakes in the Raven Run at Keeneland.
Jibboom powers home to take the Monrovia under Garrett Gomez.
Jibboom Explodes in Lexus Raven Run.
Jibboom captures her first graded stakes in the Raven Run at Keeneland.
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