1. A gear; a tackle.
  2. An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the lower yards of a ship.
  3. A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.


  1. To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff; as, to jeer at a speaker.

v. t.

  1. To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to taunt; to flout; to mock at.