Why is a fly jib called so?



I should have specified that I meant part of a crane, not a boat. Ooops!

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  • 10 years ago
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    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:

    Flying jib

    Outer jib

    Inner jib

    Fore (topmast) staysail

    other links:

    flying jib: the outermost of two or more jibs

    flying jib:


    A light sail that extends beyond the jib and is attached to an extension of the jib boom.


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