Definition of gib in English:

gib

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’
    • ‘The table slides on the planed ways of the pedestal, and is provided with a steel gib for taking up possible wear.’
    • ‘A door was created by making one section of panelling into a gib door.’
    • ‘If a gib is used, the bridle will have to be made much longer.’
    • ‘The blocks have an angle fit on the inside of the Tee Rings, and an extra adjustable gib to compensate for wear.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Fasten (parts) together with a gib.

    • ‘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.

Pronunciation:

gib

/jib/