from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pronged instrument for spearing fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A spear with a barb on the end of it, used for catching fish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A spear with barbed prongs used for harpooning fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument used for striking fish; a grain. It usually consists of a staff with barbed prongs, and a line fastened above the prongs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish


Alteration (influenced by fish) of obsolete fisgig, from Spanish fisga, ultimately from Latin fīxus, fixed; see fix.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the words fish + gig. (Wiktionary)


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