Definition of storm jib in US English:

storm jib


  • A small heavy jib for use in a high wind.

    • ‘Once you have set the storm jib and storm trysail, you will need to find your boat's best angle of attack.’
    • ‘For that reason, a proper storm jib should be considered an essential part of any yacht's safety gear.’
    • ‘We opened our jib a bit and later in the evening unfurled a bit of the storm jib too and reached 4 knots.’
    • ‘The first big blow was unpleasant and I had to reduce sail to my smallest storm jib and trysail.’
    • ‘We replaced the tiny storm jib and this immediately gave us enough power to make better progress.’