The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play.
Thou disputest like an infant; go, whip thy gig.
A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise.
(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.
(Mach.) A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth.
Gig machine, Gigging machine, Gig mill, or Napping machine. See Gig, 4.
Gig saw. See Jig saw.