Main definitions of gib in English

: gib1gib2Gib3

gib1

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’

verb

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

Origin

Late 18th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

gib

/dʒɪb//jib/

Main definitions of gib in English

: gib1gib2Gib3

gib2

noun

NZ
trademark
  • A building material used to form inner walls; plasterboard.

    ‘the gib had come away from the frame’
    ‘there was dented gib and a cracked ceiling’
    • ‘There are at least three properties where the Gib has been ripped off, and they're being marketed as a do-up.’
    • ‘The nauseating horror of having hacked away gib to reveal deep rot.’
    • ‘In homes you've got gib and gib stops fires.’
    • ‘I bought a house that needed renovating and there was no way I was putting gib board and roofing iron on.’
    • ‘When they get around to fixing the cosmetic cracks in the gib you have to move out of the house.’
    • ‘I mixed the mortar, I cut the bricks, I put up the gib, I bent the steel and put in the gardens.’
    • ‘Matrix is a proper wood-framed house with timber weatherboards, cedar cladding is an option, Gib-lined and with a galvanized iron roof.’
    • ‘There was this tiny hole in the gib and she poked her nose out.’
    • ‘There are areas in the house that have had no wiring in the wall and they've just come away, the gib's come away from the frame.’
    • ‘I can get a room worth of timber and gib for under $1000.’

Origin

1980s: an abbreviation of Gibraltar board.

Pronunciation

gib

/dʒɪb//jib/

Main definitions of gib in English

: gib1gib2Gib3

Gib3

noun

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

Pronunciation

Gib

/jib//dʒɪb/