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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Jib-boom a boom or extension of the bowsprit, on which the jib is spread
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dan. gibbe, to jib; cf. Dut. gijpen, to turn suddenly.


In literature:

But Mugridge, leaping suddenly, caught the jib-boom-lift.
"The Sea-Wolf" by Jack London
Our jib-boom and all our head- stays carried away.
"Adventure" by Jack London
Wind was fair, or ought to be, but 'twas blowin' hard and so thick you couldn't hardly see the jib boom.
"Keziah Coffin" by Joseph C. Lincoln
She swung sideways on a roller, and gesticulated with her jib-boom from port to starboard.
""Captains Courageous"" by Rudyard Kipling
At the end of that mile Jonadab's craft's jib boom was just astern of Tobias's rudder.
"The Depot Master" by Joseph C. Lincoln
All their noses upwardly projected from their faces like so many jib-booms.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
On the jib-boom there were two staysails; there was room enough for three, but the money would not run to it.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
By this time the brig's jib-boom was over our quarter, and the English were actually coming on board of us.
"Ned Myers" by James Fenimore Cooper
Of three women who were on board, one saved herself by following her husband down a rope from the jib-boom, and was received into a boat.
"Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849" by William O. S. Gilly
The foot of the sail was lashed to a jib-boom 3 feet 4 inches long.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
We were wearing, and I believe our jib-boom got into his mizzen rigging.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864" by Various
He was mending the jib-boom, and lost his hold and fell into the sea.
"Miscellanea" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Their first operation was to lay a jib-boom horizontally, and nearly along the shank of the anchor.
"The Lieutenant and Commander" by Basil Hall
To think that we two, of all men, should have been on the jib-boom when she struck!
"Dead Man's Rock" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The storm had scarce abated when a strange ship poked her jib-boom across the entrance to the lagoon, followed by queer-rigged black sails.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
The cigar still stuck out between his lips like a miniature jib-boom.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
Anyhow, just as a shot carried away a piece of her jib-boom she attempted to wear and fill, and in doing so missed stays.
"As We Sweep Through The Deep" by Gordon Stables
Both jib-booms and head were carried away, as well as the wheel and ropes.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
In a moment the jib-boom of the English vessel ran over the poop-deck of the American ship.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
We took a double reef in the mainsail, and took the jib in altogether, running in the jib-boom also.
"The Secret of the Sands" by Harry Collingwood