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jib in Technology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjibjib1 /dʒɪb/ noun [countable]  1 TTWa small sail in front of the large sail on a boatmainsail2 TBCTthe long part of a crane
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jibThere are two wheels of 16-foot diameter, and the 18-foot jib could swing through 180°.But possibly because he had noted how Conner had lost a protest in mirror-image circumstances, he dropped his jib.Tethered by a foot, their sole giraffe manipulates its jib like an Anglepoise, awkwardly precise.Trent gathered it and wrapped it with ties to the boom before going forward to raise the storm jib.The yellow genoa sped up the forestay, Trent switching sheets as the jib came down.