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Definition of jig:

  1. A contrivance fastened to or inclosing a piece of work, and having hard steel surfaces to guide a tool, as a drill, or to form a shield or templet to work to, as in filing.
  2. A light, brisk musical movement.
  3. A light, humorous piece of writing, esp. in rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad.
  4. A piece of sport; a trick; a prank.
  5. A small machine or handy tool
  6. A trolling bait, consisting of a bright spoon and a hook attached.
  7. An apparatus or a machine for jigging ore.
  8. To cut or form, as a piece of metal, in a jigging machine.
  9. To dance a jig; to skip about.
  10. To move with a skip or rhythm; to move with vibrations or jerks.
  11. To sing to the tune of a jig.
  12. To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve. See Jigging, n.
  13. To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude.


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