1. an adjustable piece of metal, etc. for keeping moving parts of a machine in place
or for reducing friction
verb transitiveWord forms: gibbed or ˈgibbing
2. to fasten or fit with a gib
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Word origin of 'gib'ME gibbe, a swelling < L gibba, a hump < gibbus, bent, prob. < IE base *geibh- > Norw dial. keiv, askew