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jib

noun [C] uk   /dʒɪb/ specialized us  

jib noun [C] (BOAT)

sailing a small sail in the shape of a triangle, positioned in front of the main sail on a boat

jib noun [C] (LIFTING TOOL)

engineering a long horizontal frame that sticks out from a crane and from which the hook hangs
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