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Definition of "gig" []

  • A light, two-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse. (noun)
  • Nautical A long light ship's boat, usually reserved for use by the ship's captain. (noun)
  • Nautical A fast light rowboat. (noun)
  • An object that whirls. (noun)
  • Games A three-digit selection in a numbers game. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gig" in a sentence
  • "Briefly, Sperry, whose main gig is with the Richard Scaife funded WorldNet Daily, got his piece into the Rupert Murdoch operated Post, and from thence it landed on Rush Limbaugh's desk and in the pages of another Scaife project, FrontPage."
  • "They have been floating the one term gig for a long time now."
  • "He's been floating the one term gig since he got the nomination."