Jig

Definition of Jig

n.1.
1.(Mus.) A light, brisk musical movement.
Hot and hasty, like a Scotch jig.
- Shak.
3.A light, humorous piece of writing, esp. in rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad.
A jig shall be clapped at, and every rhyme
Praised and applauded.
- Beau. & Fl.
4.A piece of sport; a trick; a prank.
Is't not a fine jig,
A precious cunning, in the late Protector?
- Beau. & Fl.
5.A trolling bait, consisting of a bright spoon and a hook attached.
6.(Mach.) A small machine or handy tool
Drill jig
a - a jig for guiding a drill. See Jig, 6 (a).
Jig drilling
(Metal Working) a process of drilling or filing in which the action of the tool is directed or limited by a jig.
Jig saw
a sawing machine with a narrow, vertically reciprocating saw, used to cut curved and irregular lines, or ornamental patterns in openwork, a scroll saw; - called also gig saw.
v. t.1.To sing to the tune of a jig.
Jig off a tune at the tongue's end.
- Shak.
2.To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude.
3.(Mining) To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve. See Jigging, n.
4.(Metal Working) To cut or form, as a piece of metal, in a jigging machine.
v. i.1.To dance a jig; to skip about.
You jig, you amble, and you lisp.
- Shak.
2.To move with a skip or rhythm; to move with vibrations or jerks.
The fin would jig off slowly, as if it were looking for nothing at all.
- Kipling.

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