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Meaning of gig

gig

Pronunciation: (gig), [key]
— n., v., gigged, gig•ging.
—n.
  1. a light, two-wheeled one-horse carriage.
    1. a light boat rowed with four, six, or eight long oars.
    2. a boat reserved for the use of the captain of a ship.
  2. something that whirls.
  3. Also calleda roller containing teasels, used for raising nap on a fabric.
  4. 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.
  1. to catch or spear (a fish or frog) with a gig.
—v.i.
  1. 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.
  1. to give a gig to or punish with a gig.

gig

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