- 1. a lively dance with leaping movements.
- 2. a device that holds a piece of work and guides the tools operating on it.
- 1. dance a jig: "he stood up and jigged in the cockpit"
- 2. equip (a factory or workshop) with a jig or jigs: "the floor space was jigged and tooled to produce six fuselages a month"
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- A jig is a type of custom-made tool used to control the location and/or motion of parts or other tools. A jig's primary purpose is to provide repeatability, accuracy, and interchangeability in the manufacturing of products.
Jig definition is - any of several lively springy dances in triple rhythm. How to use jig in a sentence.
n., v. jigged, jig•ging. n. 1. a plate, box, or open frame for holding work and for guiding a machine tool to the work. 2. any of several devices that are jerked up and down in or pulled through the water to attract fish to a line. 3. an apparatus for washing coal or separating ore from gangue by shaking and washing.
a rapid, lively, springy, irregular dance for one or more persons, usually in triple meter. a piece of music for or in the rhythm of such a dance. verb (used with object), jigged, jig·ging. to dance (a jig or any lively dance).
jig meaning: 1. an energetic traditional dance of Great Britain and Ireland, or the music that is played for…. Learn more.
jig definition: 1. an energetic traditional dance of Great Britain and Ireland, or the music that is played for…. Learn more.
Dec 18, 2008 · A device for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place. "The cabinet maker clamped the piece of wood to the jig that he uses to guide the router around the edges of the wood." by zapple August 30, 2006
The term jig was probably derived from the French giguer, meaning ‘to jump’ or the Italian giga. The use of “jig” in Irish dance derives from the Irish jigeánnai, itself borrowed from the Old English giga meaning ‘old dance’. It was known as a dance in 16th-century England, often in 12