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Definitions of gig

  1. an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
  2. a booking for musicians; " they played a gig in New Jersey"
  3. small two- wheeled horse- drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood
  4. tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain
  5. long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
  6. a cluster of hooks ( without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting
  7. A fiddle.
  8. To engender.
  9. A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig.
  10. To fish with a gig.
  11. A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.
  12. A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play.
  13. A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise.
  14. 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.
  15. A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth.
  16. A light two- wheeled open carriage drawn by one horse; a long ship's boat; a racing boat.
  17. A light, two- wheeled carriage: a long, light boat.
  18. A light two- wheeled carriage; light boat.
  19. A light, two wheeled, one- horse vehicle.
  20. A ship's boat.
  21. A pronged fish- spear; a set of hooks for catching fish by dragging.
  22. Swellings on the insides of a horse's lips; rotary cylinders covered with wire teeth, for teazling woollen cloth.
  23. Any little thing that is whirled round in play; a light two- wheeled carriage, drawn generally by one horse; a dart or barpoon; a light ship's boat designed for rapid motion; a racing boat.
  24. To fish with a gig, or fish- gig.
  25. A light two- wheeled carriage; a long light boat; anything light, swift, or whirling; a machine for forming the nap of cloth.
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Usage examples for gig

  1. It would have been a thousand times better had we perished in the gig!" – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  2. In a gig, you know, you can go anywhere- into wood- roads, and all sorts of places where you couldn't turn around with anything with four wheels. – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  3. No time to lower boats, except captain's gig. – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  4. When the smoke cleared away, Frank saw the crew of the gig hurrying to their places. – Frank on the Lower Mississippi by Harry Castlemon
  5. He would only remember that he had paid for the Captain's food for some time past, that the Captain had been brought into Norwich in his gig, that the Captain owed him money, and ought, so to say, to be regarded as his property on the occasion. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  6. None of the officers had suffered much except Commander Babbicome, who had remained unconscious from the time he had been carried on board his gig. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. To sit in that red wheeled gig, touching the sleeve of his black coat! – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  8. He was still scouring the town, and it was afternoon, when a gig was pulled up in the middle of the road. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  9. " If I'd known 'twas you," he observed gruffly, " I shouldn't have been so quick about getting down out of my gig." – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  10. As the gig was very slowly going past, Daisy uttered an exclamation, the first word she had uttered in a long while. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  11. So he dressed himself in his best, and having hired a gig and a man who he flattered himself would look like a private servant, he started from Cork, and drove himself to Castle Richmond. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  12. Then he hurried away, and, after watching till his gig turned the corner, she went slowly upstairs to the room where the children were learning their Sunday- school lessons. – Not Quite Eighteen by Susan Coolidge
  13. On Clare's return to his horse and gig, Izz jumped up beside him. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  14. He finished his breakfast, gave proper and precise directions to his servant on the preparations that were to be made for the lady's reception, jumped into his gig, and drove off to Lord Claydonfield's, at Chettlewood. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  15. A gig from the former was seen to pull to the latter vessel; Murray now made a signal to Jack to come on board; he was soon alongside the Giaour. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. We'll see how the hospital gig works out. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  17. The pony was lifted into the bottom of the gig, and covered up with the boot- some bits of bread being given him, to keep him quiet. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  18. His eyes rested on the approaching gig with a kind of fascination; and Varney followed his gaze. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  19. Be it sufficient that I am the Dutchard’ s master, and drove the gig. – Spare Hours by John Brown
  20. You will be in charge of the cutter, and Mr. Escombe will take the gig. – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
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