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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]
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|Noun||1.||fishgig - an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish|
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)