Jibe (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jibed (?); 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.


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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.


To agree; to harmonize.




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