A jib is a sail at the front of a sailboat. The triangle-shaped jib hangs in front of the boat's mast.
Some sailboats use only a jib to move, but most of them combine a main sail, which does most of the work, and a jib, which makes the boat more stable. Jib is also a verb, meaning "move to the opposite side of the ship" or "refuse to follow instructions." The old-fashioned compliment "I like the cut of your jib," or "I like the way you look," comes from nautical slang, in which jib meant "face."
Definitions of jib
any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient
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