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gib1 (ɡɪb Pronunciation for gib1

Definitions

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 Pronunciation for gib2

Definitions

noun

  1. a male cat, esp a castrated one

Word Origin

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

Gib (dʒɪb Pronunciation for Gib

Definitions

noun

  1. an informal name for Gibraltar

Example Sentences Including 'gib'

I drank clean round the table, and yet I am as melancholy as a gib cat and as sober as a judge.
O'Brian, Patrick The Reverse of the Medal

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