Why is a fly jib called so?
I should have specified that I meant part of a crane, not a boat. Ooops!
- billrussell42Lv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
It's "flying jib"
A square-rigged ship typically has four jibs (though vessels with more or fewer exist). From forward to aft, these sails are called:
Fore (topmast) staysail
flying jib: the outermost of two or more jibs
A light sail that extends beyond the jib and is attached to an extension of the jib boom.