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gig



Pronunciation: (gig), [key]
n., v., gigged, gig•ging.


n.
1. a light, two-wheeled one-horse carriage.
2. Naut.
a. a light boat rowed with four, six, or eight long oars.
b. a boat reserved for the use of the captain of a ship.
3. something that whirls.
4. Also called gig mill. a roller containing teasels, used for raising nap on a fabric.
5. Obs.whirligig (def. 5).

v.i.
1. to ride in a gig.
2. to raise the nap on (a fabric).

gig



Pronunciation: (gig), [key]
n., v., gigged, gig•ging.


n.
1. a device, commonly four hooks secured back to back, for dragging through a school of fish to hook them through the body.
2. a spearlike device with a long, thick handle, used for spearing fish and frogs.

v.t.
to catch or spear (a fish or frog) with a gig.

v.i.
to catch fish or frogs with a gig.

gig



Pronunciation: (gig), [key]
n., v., gigged, gig•ging.


n.
1. an official report of a minor infraction of regulations, as in school or the army; a demerit.
2. a punishment for a minor infraction of rules.

v.t.
to give a gig to or punish with a gig.

gig



Pronunciation: (gig), [key]
n., v., gigged, gig•ging.
Slang.

n.
1. a single professional engagement, usually of short duration, as of jazz or rock musicians.
2. any job, esp. one of short or uncertain duration: a teaching gig out west somewhere.

v.i.
to work as a musician, esp. in a single engagement: He gigged with some of the biggest names in the business.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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