Definition of jib sheet in English:

jib sheet


  • A rope by which a jib is trimmed.

    • ‘The jib sheet should be trimmed so that the middle batten is parallel to the centerline of the boat.’
    • ‘He must have let go the main sheet and reached over and grabbed the main halyard instead of the jib sheet and didn't even know what he'd done.’
    • ‘Set your weather jib sheet so that the clew of the jib falls directly over the middle of the seat.’
    • ‘In all conditions the jib sheet in a tack could be trimmed and cleated without the help of a winch.’
    • ‘Study how a boat's particular jib sheets are run in relation to lifelines, pulleys and winches.’