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English noun: gig

1. gig (artifact) long and light rowing boat; especially for racing


Broader (hypernym)small boat

2. gig (artifact) an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish


Synonymsfishgig, fizgig, lance, spear


Broader (hypernym)implement


Narrower (hyponym)harpoon, leister


Member meronymfishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, rig, tackle

3. gig (artifact) a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting


Broader (hypernym)hook


Part meronymfishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, rig, tackle

4. gig (artifact) tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain


Broader (hypernym)cutter, pinnace, ship's boat, tender

5. gig (artifact) small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood


Broader (hypernym)carriage, equipage, rig

6. gig (act) a booking for musicians


SamplesThey played a gig in New Jersey.


Broader (hypernym)booking, engagement









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