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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

V.

1 change course by swinging a fore-and-aft sail across a following wind: they jibed, and the boat turned over.

2 swing (a sail or boom) across...

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jibe

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

ascribe, bribe, gybe, imbibe, jibe, proscribe, scribe, subscribe, transcribe, tribe, vibe • diatribe • circumscribe

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jibe

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

ascribe, bribe, gybe, imbibe, jibe, proscribe, scribe, subscribe, transcribe, tribe, vibe • diatribe • circumscribe

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jibe

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 63 words.

v.

1 change course by swinging a fore-and-aft sail across a following wind: they jibed, and the boat turned over.

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jibe

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

V.

1 change course by swinging a fore-and-aft sail across a following wind: they jibed, and the boat turned over.

2 swing (a sail or boom) across...

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jibe

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 278 words.

Spelling and meaning are in a pretty pickle here, because these three words are pronounced exactly the same (i.e. are

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jibe

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 3 words.

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jibe

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 4 words.

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jibe

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 4 words.

see GIBE, GYBE.

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jibe

Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 3 words.

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jibe <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 6 words.

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