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Definition of GIG

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Gig \Gig\, n.
     A kind of spear or harpoon. See {Fishgig}.
     [1913 Webster]

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Gig \Gig\, v. t.
     To fish with a gig.
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Gig \Gig\, n. [OE. gigge. Cf. {Giglot}.] A playful or wanton girl; a giglot. [1913 Webster]

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Gig \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. [1913 Webster]

              Thou disputest like an infant; go, whip thy gig.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Mach.) A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth. [1913 Webster]

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

     {Gig saw}. See {Jig saw}.
        [1913 Webster]

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Gig \Gig\, n.
     A job for a specified, usually short period of time; -- used especially for the temporary engagements of an entertainer, such as a jazz musician or a rock group; as, a one-week gig in Las Vegas. [PJC]

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

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Gig \Gig\ (g[i^]g), v. t. [Prob. fr. L. gignere to beget.] To engender. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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gig
   /jig/, /gig/, n.

      [SI] See {quantifiers}.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "gig":
     angle, appointment, bait the hook, berth, billet, bob, clam, dap, dib, dibble, drive, employment, engagement, fish, fly-fish, go fishing, grig, guddle, incumbency, jack, jacklight, jig, job, moonlighting, net, office, opening, place, position, post, second job, seine, service, shrimp, situation, spin, station, still-fish, tenure, torch, trawl, troll, vacancy, whale


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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