Gybe



[jahyb] /dʒaɪb/ Nautical

verb (used with or without object), gybed, gybing, noun
1.
1 .
[jahyb] /dʒaɪb/ Nautical
verb (used without object), jibed, jibing.
1.
to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.
2.
to alter course so that a fore-and-aft sail shifts in this manner.
verb (used with object), jibed, jibing.
3.
to cause to jibe.
noun
4.
the act of jibing.
/dʒaɪb/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (of a fore-and-aft sail) to shift suddenly from one side of the vessel to the other when running before the wind, as the result of allowing the wind to catch the leech
2.
to cause (a sailing vessel) to gybe or (of a sailing vessel) to undergo gybing
noun
3.
an instance of gybing
/dʒaɪb/
verb, noun
1.
(nautical) variants of gybe
/dʒaɪb/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of gibe1
/dʒaɪb/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (informal) to agree; accord; harmonize

alternative spelling of jibe.
v.

“agree, fit,” 1813, of unknown origin, perhaps a figurative extension of earlier jib, gybe (v.) “shift a sail or boom” (see jib). OED, however, suggests a phonetic variant of chime, as if meaning “to chime in with, to be in harmony.” Related: Jibed; jibes; jibing.
n.

1560s, perhaps from Middle French giber “to handle roughly,” or an alteration of gaber “to mock.”

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