Definitions for: Gig


[n] a booking for musicians; "they played a gig in New Jersey"
[n] small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood
[n] tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain
[n] long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
[n] a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting
[n] an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish



Webster (1913) Definition: Gig (j[i^]g or g[i^]g), n. [Cf. OF. gigue. See Jig, n.]
A fiddle. [Obs.]


Gig (g[i^]g), v. t. [Prob. fr. L. gignere to beget.]
To engender. [Obs.] --Dryden.


Gig, n.
A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig.


Gig, v. t.
To fish with a gig.


Gig, n. [OE. gigge. Cf. Giglot.]
A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.


Gig, n. [Cf. Icel. g[imac]gja fiddle, MHG. g[imac]ge, G.
geige, Icel. geiga to take a wrong direction, rove at random,
and E. jig.]
1. A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round
in play.

Thou disputest like an infant; go, whip thy gig.
--Shak.

2. A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one
horse; a kind of chaise.

3. (Naut.) A long, light rowboat, generally clinkerbuilt, and
designed to be fast; a boat appropriated to the use of the
commanding officer; as, the captain's gig.

4. (Mach.) A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or
teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth.

Gig machine, Gigging machine, Gig mill, or {Napping
machine}. See Gig, 4.

Gig saw. See Jig saw.

Synonyms: fishgig, fizgig, lance, spear

See Also: booking, carriage, cutter, engagement, equipage, fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, harpoon, hook, implement, leister, pinnace, rig, ship's boat, small boat, tackle, tender

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