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Encyclopedia of Nautical Knowledge; Cornell Maritime Press:
GYBE. (Du. gijben, to shift) To shift position of a fore-and-aft sail from one side to another; as, when sailing before the wind, or when altering course so that wind is brought on the opposite quarter. Also gibe; jibe.
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Seems as if zAr is correct in his deffination.

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