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gig         

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      n  
1    a light two-wheeled one-horse carriage without a hood  
2      (Nautical)   a light tender for a vessel, often for the personal use of the captain  
3    a long light rowing boat, used esp. for racing  
4    a machine for raising the nap of a fabric  
      vb   , gigs, gigging, gigged  
5    intr   to travel in a gig  
6    tr   to raise the nap of (fabric)  
     (C13 (in the sense: flighty girl, spinning top): perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish gig top, Norwegian giga to shake about)  
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gig          [2]  
      n  
1    a cluster of barbless hooks drawn through a shoal of fish to try to impale them  
2       short for       fishgig  
      vb   , gigs, gigging, gigged  
3    to catch (fish) with a gig  
     (C18: shortened from fishgig)  

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gig          [3]  
Informal  
      n  
1    a job, esp. a single booking for jazz or pop musicians to play at a concert or club  
2    the performance itself  
      vb   , gigs, gigging, gigged  
3    intr   to perform at a gig or gigs  
     (C20: of unknown origin)  

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gig          [4]  
      n  
Informal      short for       gigabyte  

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GIGO, ging, grig, gi

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