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Meaning of GIB

Pronunciation:  gib

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a castrated tomcat

GIB is a 3 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: tom, tomcat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gib\, n. [Abbreviated fr. Gilbert, the name of the cat in
    the old story of ``Reynard the Fox''. in the ``Romaunt of the
    Rose'', etc.]
    A male cat; a tomcat. [Obs.]
  2. \Gib\, v. i.
    To act like a cat. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
  3. \Gib\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
    A piece or slip of metal or wood, notched or otherwise, in a
    machine or structure, to hold other parts in place or bind
    them together, or to afford a bearing surface; -- usually
    held or adjusted by means of a wedge, key, or screw.
    {Gib and key}, or {Gib and cotter} (Steam Engine), the fixed
       wedge or gib, and the driving wedge,key, or cotter, used
       for tightening the strap which holds the brasses at the
       end of a connecting rod.
  4. \Gib\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gibbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To secure or fasten with a gib, or gibs; to provide with a
    gib, or gibs.
    {Gibbed lathe}, an engine lathe in which the tool carriage is
       held down to the bed by a gib instead of by a weight.
  5. \Gib\, v. i.
    To balk. See {Jib}, v. i. --Youatt.