to swing a sail from one side to another

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  • Gybe — (j[imac]b), n. & v. See {Gibe}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gybe — Gybe, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Gybed} (j[imac]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gybing}.] [See {Jibe}.] (Naut.) To shift from one side of a vessel to the other; said of the boom of a fore and aft sail when the vessel is steered off the wind until the sail… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gybe — may refer to:*Gybe, an alternative spelling of jibe, a sailing maneuver *Sneer, from the homophone gibe , to deride or tease with taunting words *Godspeed You! Black Emperor, a Canadian post rock band …   Wikipedia

  • gybe — noun and verb. This sailing term is spelt gybe in BrE and jibe in AmE. See also gibe …   Modern English usage

  • gybe — alternative spelling of JIBE (Cf. jibe) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gybe — (US jibe) Sailing ► VERB 1) change course by swinging the sail across a following wind. 2) (of a sail or boom) swing across the wind. ► NOUN ▪ an act of gybing. ORIGIN from obsolete Dutch gijben …   English terms dictionary

  • gybe — [jīb] n., vi., vt. gybed, gybing alt. sp. of JIBE1 …   English World dictionary

  • Gybe — Gyb Gyb (j[i^]b), Gybe Gybe (j[imac]b), n. (Naut.) See {Jib}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • GYBE! — Godspeed You! Black Emperor  Pour l’article homonyme, voir God Speed You! Black Emperor.  Godspeed You! Black Emperor …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gybe — variant of jibe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • GYBE — GY!BE live in London Godspeed You! Black Emperor (früher zunächst Godspeed You Black Emperor!, dann Godspeed! You Black Emperor) ist eine kanadische Rockband aus Montreal, Québec, deren Alben als stilprägend für den modernen Postrock gelten. Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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