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English Dictionary: Gib by the DICT Development Group
8 results for Gib
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
GiB
n
  1. a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes
    Synonym(s): gigabyte, gibibyte, G, GB, GiB
  2. a castrated tomcat
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shoe \Shoe\, n.; pl. {Shoes}, formerly {Shoon}, now provincial.
      [OE. sho, scho, AS. sc[?]h, sce[a2]h; akin to OFries. sk[?],
      OS. sk[?]h, D. schoe, schoen, G. schuh, OHG. scuoh, Icel.
      sk[?]r, Dan. & Sw. sko, Goth. sk[?]hs; of unknown origin.]
      1. A covering for the human foot, usually made of leather,
            having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and a lighter top.
            It differs from a boot on not extending so far up the leg.
  
                     Your hose should be ungartered, . . . yourshoe
                     untied.                                             --Shak.
  
                     Spare none but such as go in clouted shoon. --Shak.
  
      2. Anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use.
            Specifically:
            (a) A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal
                  to defend it from injury.
            (b) A band of iron or steel, or a ship of wood, fastened
                  to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any
                  vehicle which slides on the snow.
            (c) A drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under
                  the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in
                  going down a hill.
            (d) The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon
                  the wheel to retard its motion.
            (e) (Arch.) A trough-shaped or spout-shaped member, put at
                  the bottom of the water leader coming from the eaves
                  gutter, so as to throw the water off from the
                  building.
            (f) (Milling.) The trough or spout for conveying the grain
                  from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
            (g) An inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill.
            (h) An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut
                  or rafter.
            (i) An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
            (j) (Mach.) A plate, or notched piece, interposed between
                  a moving part and the stationary part on which it
                  bears, to take the wear and afford means of
                  adjustment; -- called also {slipper}, and {gib}.
  
      Note: Shoe is often used adjectively, or in composition; as,
               shoe buckle, or shoe-buckle; shoe latchet, or
               shoe-latchet; shoe leathet, or shoe-leather; shoe
               string, shoe-string, or shoestring.
  
      {Shoe of an anchor}. (Naut.)
            (a) A small block of wood, convex on the back, with a hole
                  to receive the point of the anchor fluke, -- used to
                  prevent the anchor from tearing the planks of the
                  vessel when raised or lowered.
            (b) A broad, triangular piece of plank placed upon the
                  fluke to give it a better hold in soft ground.
  
      {Shoe block} (Naut.), a block with two sheaves, one above the
            other, and at right angles to each other.
  
      {Shoe bolt}, a bolt with a flaring head, for fastening shoes
            on sleigh runners.
  
      {Shoe pac}, a kind of moccasin. See {Pac}.
  
      {Shoe stone}, a sharpening stone used by shoemakers and other
            workers in leather.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Slipper \Slip"per\, n.
      1. One who, or that which, slips.
  
      2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease,
            and worn in undress; a slipshoe.
  
      3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children.
  
      4. A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.
  
      5. (Mach.) A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding
            piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment;
            -- also called {shoe}, and {gib}.
  
      {Slipper animalcule} (Zo[94]l.), a ciliated infusorian of the
            genus {Paramecium}.
  
      {Slipper flower}.(Bot.) Slipperwort.
  
      {Slipper limpet}, [or] {Slipper shell} (Zo[94]l.), a boat
            shell.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gib \Gib\, n. [Abbreviated fr. Gilbert, the name of the cat in
      the old story of [bd]Reynard the Fox[b8]. in the [bd]Romaunt
      of the Rose[b8], etc.]
      A male cat; a tomcat. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gib \Gib\, v. i.
      To act like a cat. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gib \Gib\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
      A piece or slip of metal or wood, notched or otherwise, in a
      machine or structure, to hold other parts in place or bind
      them together, or to afford a bearing surface; -- usually
      held or adjusted by means of a wedge, key, or screw.
  
      {Gib and key}, [or] {Gib and cotter} (Steam Engine), the
            fixed wedge or gib, and the driving wedge,key, or cotter,
            used for tightening the strap which holds the brasses at
            the end of a connecting rod.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gib \Gib\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gibbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Gibbing}.]
      To secure or fasten with a gib, or gibs; to provide with a
      gib, or gibs.
  
      {Gibbed lathe}, an engine lathe in which the tool carriage is
            held down to the bed by a gib instead of by a weight.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gib \Gib\, v. i.
      To balk. See {Jib}, v. i. --Youatt.
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