1. A easy, brisk musical
movement. "Hot and hasty, like
a Scotch jib." (Shak)
3. A easy, humorous piece
of writing, especially. In rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad. "A jig
shall be clapped at, and each rhyme Praised and applauded." (Beau. & Fl)
4. A piece
of sport; a trick; a prank. "Is't not a beautiful jig, A precious cunning, in the late Protector?" (Beau & Fl)
5. A trolling bait, consisting of a bright spoon
and a hook
6. A contrivance fastened to or inclosing a piece of work, and having heavy steel surfaces to manual a tool, as a drill, or to form a shield or templet to work to, as in filing.
An apparatus or a car for jigging ore. Drill jig, a jig for guiding a drill. See Jig.
Jig drilling, Jig filing, a process of drilling or filing in which the action of the tool is directed or limited by a jig. Jig saw, a sawing car with a narrow, vertically reciprocating saw, used to cut curved and irregular lines, or ornamental patterns in openwork, a scroll saw; called also gig saw.
Origin: OF. Gigue a stringed instrument, a kind of dance, F. Gigue dance, tune, gig; of German origin; cf. MHG. Gige fiddle, G. Geige. Cf. Gig a fiddle, Gig a whirligig.
1. To sing to the tune of a jig. "Jig off a tune at the tongue's end." (Shak)
2. To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude.
3. To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve. See Jigging.
4. To cut or form, as a piece of metal, in a jigging machine.
Origin: Jigged; Jigging.
Source: Websters Vocabulary