jib door


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jib \Jib\ (j[i^]b), n. [Named from its shifting from side to
   side. See Jib, v. i.., Jibe.]
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   1. (Naut.) A triangular sail set upon a stay or halyard
      extending from the foremast or fore-topmast to the
      bowsprit or the jib boom. Large vessels often carry
      several jibs; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc.
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   2. (Mach.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load
      is suspended.
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   3. One that jibs, or balks; a jibber.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   4. A stationary condition; a standstill.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   Jib boom (Naut.), a spar or boom which serves as an
      extension of the bowsprit. It is sometimes extended by
      another spar called the flying jib boom. [Written also
      gib boom.]

   Jib crane (Mach.), a crane having a horizontal jib on which
      a trolley moves, bearing the load.

   Jib door (Arch.), a door made flush with the wall, without
      dressings or moldings; a disguised door.

   Jib header (Naut.), a gaff-topsail, shaped like a jib; a
      jib-headed topsail.

   Jib topsail (Naut.), a small jib set above and outside of
      all the other jibs.

   The cut of one's jib, one's outward appearance. [Colloq.]
      --Sir W. Scott.
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