Sailor Speak of the Week – Jibboom

B.) (in green) is the Jibboom, A.) bowsprit, C.) flying jib boom, D.) jibstay, E.) Fore Topgallant Stay, F.) Flying Jibstay, G.) Fore Royal Stay, H.) Topmast stays, I.) Outer Forestay, J.) Inner Forestay Created by KDS444

Definition

Noun

  • An extension on the bowsprit of a sailing vessel.

Origin

18th century.

Comments

Not much to say about this one other than the bowsprit isn’t long enough and more sail is needed.

References

Rogers, J.G. (1985). Origins of Sea Terms. Mystic Seaport Museum.

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