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 for jeer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jeer \Jeer\, n. [Cf. Gear.] (Naut.)
     (a) A gear; a tackle.
     (b) pl. An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting
         or lowering the lower yards of a ship.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     Jeer capstan (Naut.), an extra capstan usually placed
        between the foremast and mainmast.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jeer \Jeer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jeered; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Jeering.] [Perh. a corrup. of cheer to salute with cheers,
     taken in an ironical sense; or more prob. fr. D. gekscheren
     to jeer, lit., to shear the fool; gek a fool (see 1st Geck)
     + scheren to shear. See Shear, v.]
     To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with
     mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff; as,
     to jeer at a speaker.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           But when he saw her toy and gibe and jeer. --Spenser.
  
     Syn: To sneer; scoff; flout; gibe; mock.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jeer \Jeer\, v. t.
     To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to
     taunt; to flout; to mock at.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           And if we can not jeer them, we jeer ourselves. --B.
                                                    Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jeer \Jeer\, n.
     A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting
     jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Midas, exposed to all their jeers,
           Had lost his art, and kept his ears.     --Swift.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  jeer
      n 1: showing your contempt by derision [syn: jeer, jeering,
           mockery, scoff, scoffing]
      v 1: laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at
           the speaker" [syn: jeer, scoff, flout, barrack,
           gibe]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "jeer":
     Parthian shot, affront, aspersion, atrocity, back answer, barrack,
     boo, brickbat, bullyrag, call names, catcall, caustic remark,
     chaff, comeback, contempt, contumely, crack, cut, cut at,
     cutting remark, decry, deride, derision, despite, dig, dig at,
     dishonor, disoblige, dump, dump on, enormity, fleer, fleer at,
     flout, flouting, foolery, gibe, gibe at, gibing retort, gird,
     give offense to, hiss, hoot, humiliate, humiliation,
     hurl a brickbat, indignity, injury, insult, jab, jab at, jape,
     jeer at, jeering, jest, jibe, jibe at, knock, leg-pull,
     make fun of, mock, mockery, obloquy, offend, offense, outrage,
     parting shot, pooh, pooh-pooh, put down, put-down, put-on, quip,
     rag, rail at, rally, rank out, revile, ridicule, roast,
     rude reproach, scoff, scoff at, scout, scurrility, short answer,
     slam, slap, slap at, sneer, sneer at, swipe, taunt,
     treat with indignity, twit, uncomplimentary remark,
     verbal thrust
  
  

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