Jib vs Jibbing - What's the difference?

jib | jibbing |


As nouns the difference between jib and jibbing

is that 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 while jibbing is the performance of tricks using jibs (objects in a skatepark, etc).

As a verb jib

is of a horse, to stop and refuse to go forward.

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 .

    jibbing

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The performance of tricks using jibs (objects in a skatepark, etc.).
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 8, author=Matt Higgins, title=Riding the Rails All Over Union Sq., work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Cousino, 24, competes in a variety of disciplines, but said, “Now, jibbing is huge.” }}