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Jig meaning

jig - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions
  2. 2. A light, brisk musical movement.
  3. 3. A light, humorous piece of writing, esp. in rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad.
  4. 4. A piece of sport; a trick; a prank.
  5. 5. A trolling bait, consisting of a bright spoon and a hook attached.
  6. 6. A small machine or handy tool
  7. 7. A contrivance fastened to or inclosing a piece of work, and having hard steel surfaces to guide a tool, as a drill, or to form a shield or templet to work to, as in filing.
  8. 8. An apparatus or a machine for jigging ore.
  9. 9. To sing to the tune of a jig.
  10. 10. To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude.
  11. 11. To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve. See Jigging, n.
  12. 12. To cut or form, as a piece of metal, in a jigging machine.
  13. 13. To dance a jig; to skip about.
  14. 14. To move with a skip or rhythm; to move with vibrations or jerks.

jig - examples of usage

  1. Leila was the next on the list and responded with an old- time Irish jig.
  2. I can’ t begin fitting my jig saw together till I do it.
  3. But she did not try to catch Tom again, and indeed it would have been little use, for he began a sort of dancing jig from side to side, which would have made it very difficult for any one but a very quick, active person to get hold of him.
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