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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.

    Thou disputest like an infant; go, whip thy gig.
    --Shak.

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

  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.

  4. (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.

Usage examples of "gig mill".

The gig mill, for raising the fibers, was invented no later than the sixteenth century (HOTc 172).