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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.’
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.’
Late 18th century: of unknown origin.
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