||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
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JACK to JIGGER
JEARS, or GEERS
JIGGER TACKLE to JURY-MAST
JIBJIB, (foc, Fr.) the foremost sail of a ship, being a large stay-sail extended from the outer end of the bowsprit, prolonged by the jib-boom, towards the fore-top-mast-head. See SAIL.
The jib is a sail of great command with any side-wind, but especially when the ship is close-hauled, or has the wind upon her beam; and it's effort in casting the ship, or turning her head to leeward is very powerful, and of great utility, particularly when the ship is working through a narrow channel. See SAILING.
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