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jig Tweet Definition of jig Like Definition of jig on Facebook
noun
  1. A light, brisk musical movement; a gigue.
  2. (context, fishing) A type of lure consisting of a hook molded into a weight, usually with a bright or colorful body.
  3. A device in manufacturing, woodworking, or other creative endeavors for controlling the location, path of movement, or both of either a workpiece or the tool that is operating upon it. Subsets of this general class include machining jigs, woodworking jigs, welders' jigs, jewelers' jigs, and many others.
Cutting circles out of pinewood is best done with a compass-style jig.
verb (jig, g, ed)
  1. To move briskly, especially as a dance.
  2. (context, fishing) To fish with a jig.
journal Tweet Definition of journal Like Definition of journal on Facebook
noun
  1. A diary or daily record of a person.
  2. A newspaper or magazine dealing with a particular subject.
  3. The part of a shaft or axle that rests on bearings.
  4. (computing) A chronological record of changes made to a database or other system; along with a backup or image copy that allows recovery after a failure or reinstatement to a previous time; a log.
jury-rig Tweet Definition of jury-rig Like Definition of jury-rig on Facebook
noun
  1. (nautical) an improvised rigging
verb (jury-rigg, ing)
  1. (context, nautical, transitive) To make an improvised rigging or assembly from whatever is available.
  2. (transitive) To create a makeshift, ad hoc solution from resources at hand.

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