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gig

1
1. a light two-wheeled one-horse carriage without a hood
2. Nautical a light tender for a vessel, often for the personal use of the captain
3. a long light rowing boat, used esp for racing
4. a machine for raising the nap of a fabric

gig

2
1. a cluster of barbless hooks drawn through a shoal of fish to try to impale them
2. short for fishgig

gig

Informal
1. a job, esp a single booking for jazz or pop musicians to play at a concert or club
2. the performance itself

Gig

 

(1) A fast, light rowboat (six to eight oars) distinguished from a whaleboat by a transom (truncated) stern. Gigs were used in the navy mainly for the departures of commanders; the boats were built of expensive types of wood (primarily redwood) with a lacquer finish and copper or nickel-plated fittings. Gigs have not been used in the navy since the early 20th century.

(2) A long, narrow sports training boat for two to ten crewmen, with oars (sculls or single-bank oars) and projecting oarlocks.


Gig

 

fishing gear consisting of a long line to which are attached gangions with sharply pointed hooks. When fishing, the line is extended horizontally at the depth of the fish run. This type of gear is used mainly for catching fish with soft integuments, such as sturgeons. The chief disadvantage of the method is the injury caused to the fish, which often tear themselves loose from the hooks and later die from the wounds. In the USSR fishing with gigs is prohibited in most bodies of water.

gig

gig

(1) (GIGabyte, GIGabit, GIGahertz, etc.). Common slang for some "giga" (billion) measurement. The terms "gigabits" and "gigabytes" are often erroneously interchanged. For details about correct usage, see space/time. See giga, meg, never say and gig economy.

(2) (GIG) (Global Information Grid) (From JP 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, www.dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jp1_02.pdf.) The globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities, and associated processes for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating, and managing information on demand to warfighters, policy makers, and support personnel. The Global Information Grid includes owned and leased communications and computing systems and services, software (including applications), data, security services, other associated services and National Security Systems. See DOD cyberspace glossary and DOD intelligence glossary.
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The coffin was exhumed and broken open; the body inserted in the dripping sack and carried between them to the gig; one mounted to keep it in its place, and the other, taking the horse by the mouth, groped along by wall and bush until they reached the wider road by the Fisher's Tryst.
They had both been wetted to the skin during their operations, and now, as the gig jumped among the deep ruts, the thing that stood propped between them fell now upon one and now upon the other.
When at last the flickering blue flame had been transferred to the wick and began to expand and clarify, and shed a wide circle of misty brightness round the gig, it became possible for the two young men to see each other and the thing they had along with them.
A wild yell rang up into the night; each leaped from his own side into the roadway: the lamp fell, broke, and was extinguished; and the horse, terrified by this unusual commotion, bounded and went off toward Edinburgh at a gallop, bearing along with it, sole occupant of the gig, the body of the dead and long-dissected Gray.
Voices were heard faintly halloaing in the direction of the two gigs; and though this reassured us for Joyce and Hunter, who were well to the eastward, it warned our party to be off.
After this transaction, Ekdahl now owns 4,641,125 shares in GiG.
As a part of the deal, Ellmount Gaming will become a B2B customer of GiG and continue to operate Highroller using GiG's platform services, front end solution and managed services.
They are all set and ready to go to the venue to enjoy the gig.
house of gigs, a mobile back-office platform for workers in the gig economy, has announced it will release its own banking solution on July 1, 2019, the company said.
Houston, TX, May 07, 2019 --(PR.com)-- BandClout is a new website where musicians can find gigs and users can find musicians for paid gigs.
The Basement Gig has become a popular hub for not just musicians, but for the entire entertainment industry, music lovers and critics.
Gig works are independent contracts or part-time jobs such as Uber.