Variant of jibe
- to shift from one side of a ship to the other when the stern passes across a following or quartering wind: said of a fore-and-aft sail or its boom
- to change the course of a ship so that the sails shift thus
- Informal to be in harmony, agreement, or accord: often with with: accounts that don't jibe
Origin: < Du gijpen, to shift over (of sails), orig., to gasp for air: see jib
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