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A pronged instrument for spearing fish.

[Alteration (influenced by fish) of obsolete fisgig, from Spanish fisga, ultimately from Latin fīxus, fixed; see fix.]


(Angling) a pole with barbed prongs for impaling fish. Also: fizgig
[C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps altered from Spanish fisga harpoon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fishgig - an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, tackle, rig - gear used in fishing
harpoon - a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
leister - a spear with three or more prongs; used for spearing fish (especially salmon)