Definition of gib in English:

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Pronunciation: /jib/


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.


[with object]
Fasten (parts) together with a gib.
Example sentences
  • Both wheels are mounted on a heavy circular carriage, gibbed to the main frame, with take-up for wear.


Late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: gib

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