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fish•gig  (fishgig′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a spearlike implement with barbed prongs for spearing fish in the water. Also called  fizgig. 
  • Spanish fisga harpoon
  • alteration (by association with fish) of fizgig, probably by folk etymology, etymological 1635–45


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fishgig /ˈfɪʃˌɡɪɡ/ n
  1. a pole with barbed prongs for impaling fish
    Also: fizgig
Etymology: 17th Century: of uncertain origin; perhaps altered from Spanish fisga harpoon



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