gig

A gig is a band's musical performance or an appointment for such a performance. Your band's first gig might be playing at a high school prom.

Performers of various kinds book gigs: they arrange to do a show at a specific place and time. If you're a standup comedian, you might dream of a gig at a big concert hall, but have to be satisfied with gigs in church basements and coffee shops. Sometimes people who do freelance work also refer to jobs as gigs. The word comes from early 20th century jazz slang.

Primary Meanings of gig

1.
n
a booking for performers, especially musicians
2.
n
long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
3.
n
an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
Full Definitions of gig
1

n a booking for performers, especially musicians

“they played a gig in New Jersey”
Type of:
booking, engagement
employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
2

n long and light rowing boat; especially for racing

Type of:
small boat
a boat that is small

n tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain

Type of:
cutter, pinnace, ship's boat, tender
a boat for communication between ship and shore

n small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood

Type of:
carriage, equipage, rig
a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
3

n an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

Synonyms:
fishgig, fizgig, lance, spear
Types:
harpoon
a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it
leister
a spear with three or more prongs; used for spearing fish (especially salmon)
Type of:
implement
instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

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

Type of:
hook
a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something

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