—n. 1. a light, two-wheeled one-horse carriage.
2. Naut. a. a light boat rowed with four, six, or eight long oars.
b. a boat reserved for the use of the captain of a ship.
3. something that whirls.
4. Also called gig mill. a roller containing teasels, used for raising nap on a fabric.
5. Obs.whirligig (def. 5).
—v.i. 1. to ride in a gig.
2. to raise the nap on (a fabric).
—n. 1. a device, commonly four hooks secured back to back, for dragging through a school of fish to hook them through the body.
2. a spearlike device with a long, thick handle, used for spearing fish and frogs.
—v.t. to catch or spear (a fish or frog) with a gig.