Gig 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]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gig mill — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gig saw — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gig — gig1 [gig] n. [ME gigge, whirligig, prob. < Scand, as in Dan gig, whirling object, top, Norw dial. giga, to shake, totter < IE * gheigh < base * ghei , to gape > GAPE, GIGGLE] 1. a light, two wheeled, open carriage drawn by one horse… …   English World dictionary

  • gig saw — 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Mus.) A light, brisk musical movement. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Gigging 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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