how to pronounce jib


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jib is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of jib in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… shannon a virtual jib shaman …”

meanings of jib


  1. Any of a variety of specialty triangular staysails set forward of the foremast.
  2. The mouth, sometimes particularly the tongue, underlip, or tooth.
  3. The projecting arm of a crane.
  4. One who jibs or balks, refusing to continue forward.
  5. A stationary condition; a standstill.
  6. An object that is used for performing tricks while skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, in-line skating, or biking. These objects are usually found in a terrain park or skate park.
  7. Crystal meth.
  8. A crane used for mounting and moving a video camera.
  9. A triangular staysail set forward of the foremast. In a sloop (see image) the basic jib reaches back roughly to the level of the mast.


  1. To shift, or swing around, as a sail, boom, yard, etc., as in tacking.
  2. To stop doing something, to become reluctant to proceed with an activity.
  3. To stop and refuse to go forward (usually of a horse).

jib frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word jib occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics jib can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that jib can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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