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jib

1
Nautical any triangular sail set forward of the foremast of a vessel

jib

2
the projecting arm of a crane or the boom of a derrick, esp one that is pivoted to enable it to be raised or lowered
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jib

[jib]
(naval architecture)
A triangular sail bent to a foremast stay.
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jib

1. Of a crane or derrick, see boom, 2.
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"The overhead crane is constantly in use moving jobs between various jib cranes.
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The Liebherr luffing jib crane offers a maximum lift capacity of 12 tonnes, with a 1.9-tonne limit at full jib length.
During the initial planning stages, the consultants considered using two heavy-duty flat/luffing jib cranes to feed the materials.
The MD 365 cranes have a maximum capacity of 16t, while at their maximum jib length of 75m they can lift 3.65t.