fishgig

[ fish-gig ]
/ ˈfɪʃˌgɪg /

noun

a spearlike implement with barbed prongs for spearing fish in the water.

Nearby words

  1. fishes,
  2. fisheye,
  3. fisheye lens,
  4. fishfinger,
  5. fishfly,
  6. fishguard,
  7. fishhook,
  8. fishhook cactus,
  9. fishing,
  10. fishing banks

Origin of fishgig

1635–45; alteration (by association with fish) of fizgig, probably by folk etymology < Spanish fisga harpoon

Also called fizgig.

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British Dictionary definitions for fishgig

fishgig

/ (ˈfɪʃˌɡɪɡ) /

noun

a pole with barbed prongs for impaling fishAlso: fizgig

Word Origin for fishgig

C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps altered from Spanish fisga harpoon

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