Gib meaning

gĭb
A male cat, especially a castrated one.
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A plain or notched, often wedge-shaped piece of wood or metal designed to hold parts of a machine or structure in place or provide a bearing surface, usually adjusted by a screw or key.
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To fasten with a gib.
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Gibraltar.
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An adjustable piece of metal, etc. for keeping moving parts of a machine in place or for reducing friction.
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To fasten or fit with a gib.
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A male cat; esp., a castrated male cat.
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A bolt or wedge made from wood or metal used for holding a machine part in place.
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A castrated male cat or ferret.
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A male cat; a tomcat.
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To fasten in place with a gib.
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(video games) Miscellaneous pieces of a fragged character, most often in first-person shooters.
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(video games) To blast an enemy or opponent into gibs.
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The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Gibraltar.
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Origin of gib

  • Middle English probably short for the name Gilbert

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown origin (18th century). Perhaps abbreviated from Gilbert, the name of the cat in the old story of Reynard the Fox, in the Romaunt of the Rose, etc.

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened from giblet.

    From Wiktionary