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Definition of Gig

Gig

  1. A fiddle.
  2. To engender.
  3. A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig.
  4. To fish with a gig.
  5. A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.
  6. A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play.
  7. A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise.
  8. 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.
  9. A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth.

Gig Quotations

Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
Virginia Woolf

I'm most in my element on tour, with a gig that day, like today. I'm on the road where I am supposed to be. I will be where I'm supposed to be at nighttime, on stage, in front of people, doing my thing.
Henry Rollins

When I was about 12, I had my first paying gig - 8 dollars to play rhythm guitar in a polka band. Pretty soon, I ended up playing in all the bars within driving distance of Abbott, Texas.
Willie Nelson

The 'Rescue Me' gig was a unique opportunity to play a character - a misanthropic, angry guy - who was so contrary to how people think of me.
Michael J. Fox

When I was a reporter in Bristol, which I was between the years 1954 and 1960, the newspaper would get tickets for whoever showed up to play a gig at the big hall down the road, so I saw some wonderful people. The Everly Brothers, for example.
Tom Stoppard
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Gig Translations

gig in Spanish is calesa

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