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storm jib

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Definition of storm jib in English:

noun

Sailing
A small heavy jib for use in a high wind.
Example sentences
  • For that reason, a proper storm jib should be considered an essential part of any yacht's safety gear.
  • We replaced the tiny storm jib and this immediately gave us enough power to make better progress.
  • The first big blow was unpleasant and I had to reduce sail to my smallest storm jib and trysail.

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