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 for gig
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gig \Gig\, n.
     A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gig \Gig\, v. t.
     To fish with a gig.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gig \Gig\, n. [OE. gigge. Cf. Giglot.]
     A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Thou disputest like an infant; go, whip thy gig.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one
        horse; a kind of chaise.
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     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.
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     4. (Mach.) A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or
        teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth.
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     Gig machine, Gigging machine, Gig mill, or Napping
     machine. See Gig, 4.
  
     Gig saw. See Jig saw.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gig \Gig\, n.
     A job for a specified, usually short period of time; -- used
     especially for the temporary engagements of an entertainer,
     such as a jazz musician or a rock group; as, a one-week gig
     in Las Vegas.
     [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gig \Gig\ (j[i^]g or g[i^]g), n. [Cf. OF. gigue. See Jig, n.]
     A fiddle. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gig \Gig\ (g[i^]g), v. t. [Prob. fr. L. gignere to beget.]
     To engender. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gig
      n 1: long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
      2: an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching
         fish [syn: spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lance]
      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; "they played a gig in New Jersey"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "gig":
     angle, appointment, bait the hook, berth, billet, bob, clam, dap,
     dib, dibble, drive, employment, engagement, fish, fly-fish,
     go fishing, grig, guddle, incumbency, jack, jacklight, jig, job,
     moonlighting, net, office, opening, place, position, post,
     second job, seine, service, shrimp, situation, spin, station,
     still-fish, tenure, torch, trawl, troll, vacancy, whale
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  gig
   /jig/, /gig/, n.
  
      [SI] See quantifiers.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  gigabyte
  gig
  
      (GB or colloquially "gig") A unit of data equal to
     one billion bytes but see binary prefix for other definitions.
     A gigabyte is 1000^3 bytes or 1000 megabytes.
  
     A human gene sequence (including all the redundant codons)
     contains about 1.5 gigabytes of data.
  
     1000 gigabytes are one terabyte.
  
     See prefix.
  
     Human genome data content
     
  http://bitesizebio.com/articles/how-much-information-is-stored-in-the-human-genome/)">(http://bitesizebio.com/articles/how-much-information-is-stored-in-the-human-genome/).
  
     (2013-11-03)
  

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