Jig (noun)

  1. A lively dance, typically in compound time, with jumping movements and rapid footwork.
  2. A machine or device used in a manufacturing process to hold and guide a workpiece while it is being cut or drilled.


Early 16th century: of unknown origin.


  1. He was dancing a jig to the lively Celtic music.
  2. The jig was used to hold the piece of wood while it was being drilled.
  3. The fisherman was using a jig to catch bass.
  4. The jig used in the manufacturing process helped to ensure the parts were cut with precision.
  5. The jig helped the carpenter to make the complex cuts required for the dovetail joints.
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