from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of carriage like a gig, orig. of wicker-work.
  • n. A kind of cotton sheeting; also, a calico.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of two-wheeled carriage of the gig class, introduced about 1850, originally of wickerwork but afterward made of wood.


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  • A horse-drawn two-wheeled carriage first used during the 1850s. Originally made of wicker, later made of wood.

    October 22, 2008