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Definitions of gib

gib1  (ɡɪb

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noun

  1. a metal wedge, pad, or thrust bearing, esp a brass plate let into a steam engine crosshead

verb

Word forms:   gibs,  gibbing,  gibbed
  1. (transitive) to fasten or supply with a gib

Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin

gib2  (ɡɪb

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noun

  1. a male cat, esp a castrated one

Word Origin

C14: probably a shortening and alteration of the proper name Gilbert

Gib  (dʒɪb

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noun

  1. an informal name for Gibraltar

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