Jig vs. Rig

Jig vs. Rig — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Jig and Rig

Jignoun

Any of various lively dances in triple time.

Rigverb

To provide with a harness or equipment; fit out.

Jignoun

The music for such a dance. Also called gigue.

Rigverb

To equip (a ship) with sails, shrouds, and yards.

Jignoun

A joke or trick. Used chiefly in the phrase The jig is up.

Rigverb

To fit (sails or shrouds, for example) to masts and yards.

Jignoun

A typically metal fishing lure with one or more hooks, usually deployed with a jiggling motion on or near the bottom.

Rigverb

(Informal) To dress, clothe, or adorn

The costumer rigged out the actors in peasant clothing.

Jignoun

An apparatus for cleaning or separating crushed ore by agitation in water.

Rigverb

To make or construct in haste or in a makeshift manner

rig up a tent for the night.

Jignoun

A device for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place.

Rigverb

To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain

rig a prizefight.rig stock prices.

Jignoun

Used as a disparaging term for a black person.

Rignoun

(Nautical) The arrangement of masts, spars, and sails on a sailing vessel.

Jigverb

To dance or play a jig.

Rignoun

Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.

Jigverb

To move or bob up and down jerkily and rapidly.

Rignoun

A truck or tractor.

Jigverb

To operate a jig.

Rignoun

A tractor-trailer.

Jigverb

To bob or jerk (something) up and down or to and fro.

Rignoun

A vehicle with one or more horses harnessed to it.

Jigverb

To machine (an object) with the aid of a jig.

Rignoun

The special apparatus used for drilling oil wells and extracting the oil.

Jigverb

To separate or clean (ore) by shaking a jig.

Rignoun

Western US See saddle.

Jignoun

(music) A light, brisk musical movement; a gigue.

Rignoun

(Informal) A costume or an outfit

wore an outlandish rig to the office.

Jignoun

A lively dance in 6/8 (double jig), 9/8 (slip jig) or 12/8 (single jig) time; a tune suitable for such a dance. By extension, a lively traditional tune in any of these time signatures. Unqualified, the term is usually taken to refer to a double (6/8) jig.

They danced a jig.

Rignoun

Fishing tackle.

Jignoun

A dance performed by one or sometimes two individual dancers, as opposed to a dance performed by a set or team.

Rignoun

(nautical) The rigging of a sailing ship or other such craft.

Jignoun

(fishing) A type of lure consisting of a hook molded into a weight, usually with a bright or colorful body.

Rignoun

Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.

Jignoun

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.

Rignoun

(US) A large truck such as a semi-tractor.

Jignoun

(mining) An apparatus or machine for jigging ore.

Rignoun

The special apparatus used for drilling wells.

Jignoun

(obsolete) A light, humorous piece of writing, especially in rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad.

Rignoun

(informal) A costume or an outfit.

Jignoun

(obsolete) A trick; a prank.

Rignoun

A computer case, often modified for looks.

Jignoun

A black person.

Rignoun

An imperfectly castrated horse, sheep etc.

Jigverb

To move briskly, especially as a dance.

The guests were jigging around on the dance floor.

Rignoun

(slang) Radio equipment, especially a citizen's band transceiver.

Jigverb

To move with a skip or rhythm; to move with vibrations or jerks.

Rignoun

A ridge.

Jigverb

(fishing) To fish with a jig.

Rignoun

(obsolete) A wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct.

Jigverb

To sing to the tune of a jig.

Rignoun

A promiscuous woman.

Jigverb

To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude.

Rignoun

(obsolete) A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.

Jigverb

(mining) To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve.

Rignoun

(obsolete) A blast of wind.

Jigverb

To cut or form, as a piece of metal, in a jigging machine.

Rignoun

An algebraic structure similar to a ring, but without the requirement that every element have an additive inverse.

Jignoun

music in three-four time for dancing a jig

Rigverb

(transitive) To fit out with a harness or other equipment.

Jignoun

any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping

Rigverb

To equip and fit (a ship) with sails, shrouds, and yards.

Jigverb

dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions

Rigverb

To dress or clothe in some costume.

Rigverb

(transitive) To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner.

Rigverb

(transitive) To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain or discriminatory purposes.

to rig an election

Rigverb

To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer.

Rigverb

To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks.

Rignoun

gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise

Rignoun

a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together

Rignoun

formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel

Rignoun

a set of clothing (with accessories);

his getup was exceedingly elegant

Rignoun

gear used in fishing

Rignoun

a vehicle with four wheels drawn by two or more horses

Rignoun

the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme;

that book is a fraud

Rigverb

arrange the outcome of by means of deceit;

rig an election

Rigverb

manipulate in a fraudulent manner;

rig prices

Rigverb

connect or secure to;

They rigged the bomb to the ignition

Rigverb

equip with sails, masts, etc.;

rig a ship