Dinghy vs Jib - What's the difference?

dinghy | jib |


As nouns the difference between dinghy and jib

is that dinghy is (label) a small open boat, propelled by oars or paddles, carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a ship while jib is (nautical) a triangular staysail set forward of the foremast in a sloop (see image) the basic jib reaches back roughly to the level of the mast.

As verbs the difference between dinghy and jib

is that dinghy is to travel by dinghy while jib is of a horse, to stop and refuse to go forward.

dinghy

English

Noun

(wikipedia dinghy) (dinghies)
  • (label) A small open boat, propelled by oars or paddles, carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a ship.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1944, author=(w)
  • , title= The Three Corpse Trick, chapter=5 , passage=The dinghy was trailing astern at the end of its painter, and Merrion looked at it as he passed. He saw that it was a battered-looking affair of the prahm type, with a blunt snout, and like the parent ship, had recently been painted a vivid green.}}
  • (label) An inflatable rubber life raft.
  • Synonyms
    * tender

    Derived terms

    * sailing dinghy * dinghy towing

    Verb

  • To travel by dinghy.
  • jib

    English

    Etymology 1

    (wikipedia jib)

    Alternative forms

    * jibe (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A triangular staysail set forward of the foremast. In a sloop (see image) the basic jib reaches back roughly to the level of the mast.
  • (nautical) Usually with a modifier, any of a variety of specialty triangular staysails set forward of the foremast.
  • The projecting arm of a crane
  • (metonymy) A crane used for mounting and moving a video camera
  • An object that is used for performing tricks while skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, inline skating, or biking. These objects are usually found in a terrain park or skate park.
  • Derived terms
    * cut of one’s jib * flying jib * genoa jib * inner jib * jib header * jib headed * jib topsail * outer jib * storm jib

    See also

    * asymmetrical spinnaker * blooper * deck sweeper * drifter * genoa

    Etymology 2

    Of uncertain origin.

    Verb

    (jibb)
  • Of a horse, to stop and refuse to go forward.
  • (figuratively) To stop doing something, to become reluctant to proceed with an activity.
  • * 1992 , (Hilary Mantel), A Place of Greater Safety , Harper Perennial 2007, pp. 401-2:
  • Some of us began to jib when the family began to collect portraits of their new son to decorate their walls [...].
  • * 2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 318:
  • The Parlement scarcely jibbed .