flying jib boom


flying jib boom
A jib boom with an additional outboard jib boom attached.

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  • Flying-jib boom — Flying Fly ing, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.] Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement. [1913 Webster] {Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flying jib boom — Naut. an extension on a jib boom, to which a flying jib is fastened. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • flying jib boom — Naut. an extension on a jib boom, to which a flying jib is fastened. [1825 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flying jib — Flying Fly ing, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.] Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement. [1913 Webster] {Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jib boom — Jib Jib (j[i^]b), n. [Named from its shifting from side to side. See {Jib}, v. i.., {Jibe}.] [1913 Webster] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jib boom — noun A spar attached to the outboard end of a bowsprit or flying jib boom with an additional stay to increase sail area …   Wiktionary

  • flying jib — n. a small, triangular sail in front of the jib, usually on an extension of the jib boom or bowsprit …   English World dictionary

  • flying jib — noun the outermost of two or more jibs • Hypernyms: ↑jib * * * noun : a sail set outside of the jib and on the flying jibboom see sail illustration * * * Naut. the outer or outermost of two or more jibs, set well above the jib boom. See diag.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying jib — fly′ing jib′ n. naut. navig. the outer or outermost of two or more jibs on a ship, set well above the jib boom • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • flying jib — Naut. the outer or outermost of two or more jibs, set well above the jib boom. See diag. under ship. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium