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  Dictionary Definition of gib


gib noun, verb, gibbed, gib·bing. –noun 1. a hooked prolongation that develops during the spawning season on the lower jaw of a male salmon or trout. 2. Machinery. a. a thin, wedgelike strip of metal for controlling the area in which a moving part, as the table of a milling machine, slides. b. a keylike part having a head at each end, used with a matching cotter as a fastening. 3. (in carpentry or ironwork) a heavy metal strap for fastening two members together. –verb (used with object) 4. to fasten (parts) together by means of a gib.