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Definition of "gib" []

  • A plain or notched, often wedge-shaped piece of wood or metal designed to hold parts of a machine or structure in place or provide a bearing surface, usually adjusted by a screw or key. (noun)
  • To fasten with a gib. (verb-transitive)
  • A male cat, especially a castrated one. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gib" in a sentence
  • "- Tapered driving keys the thicker ends of which feature a nose are called gib-head keys."
  • "Mammy said dat de white folkses wuz good ter dem an 'gib 'em good food an' clothes."
  • "He developed into quite an expert fisherman; nor, when the boats came in, did he shirk work, but manfully rolled up his trousers and helped carry water and "gib" mackerel as if he enjoyed it."