Definition of gib in English:
A wood or metal bolt, wedge, or pin for holding part of a machine or structure in place, usually adjusted by a screw or key: [as modifier]: gib screws
More example sentences
- A door was created by making one section of panelling into a gib door.
- The blocks have an angle fit on the inside of the Tee Rings, and an extra adjustable gib to compensate for wear.
- The table slides on the planed ways of the pedestal, and is provided with a steel gib for taking up possible wear.
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late 18th century: of unknown origin.