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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jig  \Jig\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jigged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Jigging}.] 
  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.  --Ford. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jig  \Jig\,  n.  [OF.  gigue  a  stringed  instrument,  a  kind  of  dance, 
  F.  gigue  dance,  tune,  gig;  of  German  origin;  cf  MHG.  g[=i]ge 
  fiddle,  G.  geige.  Cf  {Gig}  a  fiddle,  {Gig}  a  whirligig.] 
  1.  (Mus.)  A  light,  brisk  musical  movement. 
 
  Hot  and  hasty,  like  a  Scotch  jib.  --  Shak. 
 
  3.  A  light,  humorous  piece  of  writing,  esp.  in  rhyme;  a  farce 
  in  verse;  a  ballad.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  jig  shall  be  clapped  at  and  every  rhyme  Praised 
  and  applauded.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  4.  A  piece  of  sport;  a  trick;  a  prank.  [Obs.] 
 
  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  A  small  machine  or  handy  tool;  esp.:  (Metal  Working)  A 
  contrivance  fastened  to  or  inclosing  a  piece  of  work 
  and  having  hard  steel  surfaces  to  guide  a  tool,  as  a 
  drill,  or  to  form  a  shield  or  templet  to  work  to  as 
  in  filing. 
  b  (Mining)  An  apparatus  or  a  machine  for  jigging  ore. 
 
  {Drill  jig},  a  jig  for  guiding  a  drill.  See  {Jig},  6 
  a  . 
 
  {Jig  drilling},  {Jig  filing}  (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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jig  \Jig\,  v.  i. 
  To  dance  a  jig;  to  skip  about 
 
  You  jig,  you  amble,  and  you  lisp.  --  Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jig  \Jig\,  v.  i. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jig 
  n  1:  music  in  three-four  time  for  dancing  a  jig 
  2:  any  of  various  old  rustic  dances  involving  kicking  and 
  leaping 
  v  :  dance  a  jig 




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