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.

 

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