Jib – 1. The small triangular sail at the front of a sailing boat. 2. Projecting arm of a crane. 3. To refuse to proceed further; baulk (jib at)
You could now see the gibberish (jib) written on the front sail of the boat because we used the crane's very long arm to lift it up out of the water. But it had been a long day and the crane operator was unwilling to do any more because it was home time.
Examples of jib in a sentence (Triangular sail on the front of a boat)
The wind picked up and the jib almost gave way.
On the horizon you could make out the jib of a small sailing boat.
We decorated the jib of our boat with our competition numbers, ready to win the race.
Examples of jib in a sentence (The long arm of a crane)
The wrecking ball was too heavy for the small crane, and the jib buckled and gave way.
The high wire walker stepped out onto the jib of a crane without a harness and slowly walked to the end.
As the crane rotated, the crane operator got distracted, allowing it to knock over a statue with the jib.
Examples of jib in a sentence (Unwilling to proceed further)
We jib at the idea of selling our land.
She didn't mind working hard, but she jibbed at the prospect of doing overtime.
His horse jibbed at the final fence.