Gig (gĭg), v. t. [Prob. fr. L. gignere to beget.] To engender. [Obs.] Dryden.

Gig, n. [Cf. Icel. gīgja fiddle, MHG. gīge, 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.

Thou disputest like an infant; go, whip thy gig.

2. A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise.

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.

4. (Mach.) A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth.

Gig machine, Gigging machine, Gig mill, or Napping machine. See Gig, 4. -- Gig saw. See Jig saw.

Gig, n. A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig.

Gig, v. t. To fish with a gig.

Gig, n. [OE. gigge. Cf. Giglot.] A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.

Gig (jĭg or gĭg), n. [Cf. OF. gigue. See Jig, n.] A fiddle. [Obs.]