PreviousNext
Page 744
Previous/Next Page
William Falconer's Dictionary of the MarineReference Works
----------
Table of Contents

J

JACK to JIGGER
JACK
JACOBS STAFF
JAMMING
JEARS, or GEERS
JETTY-HEAD
JEWEL-BLOCKS
JIB
JIB-BOOM
JIBING
JIGGER

JIGGER TACKLE to JURY-MAST


Search

Contact us

JIB

JIB, (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.


Previous Page Reference Works Next Page


© Derived from Thomas Cadell's new corrected edition, London: 1780, page 161, 2004
Published by South Seas, using the Web Academic Resource Publisher
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-refs-falc-0744