Share this entry

Share this page

gib

Syllabification: gib

Definition of gib in English:

noun

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.

verb

[with object] Back to top  
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.

Origin

late 18th century: of unknown origin.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day sacerdotal
Pronunciation: ˌsasərˈdōtl
adjective
relating to priests or the priesthood; priestly