antedating of "jib-boom" (1741-43)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Sep 24 19:17:57 UTC 2007

OED 1748 (as "gib-boom").

  1743 _The Annals of Europe for the Year 1741_  (London: George Hawkins) 269 [ref. to 1741]: His Fore-Top-Sail Yard and Jib Boom was shot away.


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