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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gig  \Gig\  (j[i^]g  or  g[i^]g),  n.  [Cf.  OF  gigue.  See  {Jig},  n.] 
  A  fiddle.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gig  \Gig\  (g[i^]g),  v.  t.  [Prob.  fr  L.  gignere  to  beget.] 
  To  engender.  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gig  \Gig\,  n. 
  A  kind  of  spear  or  harpoon.  See  {Fishgig}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gig  \Gig\,  v.  t. 
  To  fish  with  a  gig. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gig  \Gig\,  n.  [OE.  gigge.  Cf  {Giglot}.] 
  A  playful  or  wanton  girl;  a  giglot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gig 
  n  1:  long  and  light  rowing  boat;  especially  for  racing 
  2:  an  implement  with  a  shaft  and  barbed  point  used  for  catching 
  fish  [syn:  {spear},  {fizgig},  {fishgig},  {lance}] 
  3:  a  cluster  of  hooks  (without  barbs)  that  is  drawn  through  a 
  school  of  fish  to  hook  their  bodies;  used  when  fish  are 
  not  biting 
  4:  light  ship's  boat;  often  for  personal  use  of  captain 
  5:  small  two-wheeled  horse-drawn  carriage;  with  two  seats  and 
  no  hood 
  6:  a  booking  for  musicians;  "they  played  a  gig  in  New  Jersey" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  gig  /jig/  or  /gig/  n.  [SI]  See  {{quantifiers}}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  gig 
 
  {gigabyte} 
 
 




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