Gig

Definition of Gig

Pronunciation: jĭg or gĭg
n.1.A fiddle.
v. t.1.To engender.
n.1.A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig.
v. t.1.To fish with a gig.
n.1.A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.
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
See Gig, 4.
Gig saw
See Jig saw.
1.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.

Related Words

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
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