Napping machine
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. [1913 Webster]

Thou disputest like an infant; go, whip thy gig. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mach.) A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth. [1913 Webster]

{Gig machine}, {Gigging machine}, {Gig mill}, or {Napping machine}. See {Gig}, 4.

{Gig saw}. See {Jig saw}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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