1) A joist.

1613 from Crosland parke, of Thomas Bayley 4 sommer trees and 80 jobbyes, Almondbury

1621 all my tymber, sparres, loose-boards, jobbies and gysts, Wibsey

1720 Paid for 4 gobbys from Middleton, Bradford. The Halifax historian Watson had ‘jobby’ in his list of local words in 1775, defining it as a joist or piece of timber fastened into the sommer of an house.

dates 1613 1621 1720

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