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GIG (gigged, gigging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gig mean? 

GIG (noun)
  The noun GIG has 6 senses:

1. long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
2. an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
3. a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting
4. tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain
5. small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood
6. a booking for musicians

  Familiarity information: GIG used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


GIG (noun)


Sense 1gig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Long and light rowing boat; especially for racing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("gig" is a kind of...):

small boat (a boat that is small)


Sense 2gig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fizgig; fishgig; gig; lance; spear

Hypernyms ("gig" is a kind of...):

implement (instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gig"):

harpoon (a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it)

leister (a spear with three or more prongs; used for spearing fish (especially salmon))

Holonyms ("gig" is a member of...):

fishing gear; fishing rig; fishing tackle; rig; tackle (gear used in fishing)


Sense 3gig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("gig" is a kind of...):

hook (a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something)

Holonyms ("gig" is a part of...):

fishing gear; fishing rig; fishing tackle; rig; tackle (gear used in fishing)


Sense 4gig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("gig" is a kind of...):

cutter; pinnace; ship's boat; tender (a boat for communication between ship and shore)


Sense 5gig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("gig" is a kind of...):

carriage; equipage; rig (a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses)


Sense 6gig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A booking for musicians

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

they played a gig in New Jersey

Hypernyms ("gig" is a kind of...):

booking; engagement (employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time)


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