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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).

JIB, n.2 A protective leather covering for a stone-mason's left thumb, used to prevent chafing by the chisel (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Fif. 1953).

[From its triangular shape, like a jib-sail.]

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"Jib n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 27 Sep 2022 <>



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