Gybe meaning

jīb
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(nautical) To change tack with the wind crossing behind the boat. (Mostly used of boats and other small sailing craft — the corresponding manoeuver in a sailing ship is to wear.)
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(nautical) To shift a fore-and-aft sail suddenly and forcefully from one side to the other, while sailing before the wind. (also jibe.)
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To sneer (see gibe.)
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The act of gybing.
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A sudden shift of a sail's angle, or a sudden change in the direction that a boat is sailing.
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A sudden change in direction or approach; vacillation.
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A sneer. (see gibe.)
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Origin of gybe

  • From obsolete Dutch gijben (modern Dutch: gijpen).

    From Wiktionary