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 (jĭg′ət, zhē-gō′)
1. A leg of mutton, lamb, or veal for cooking.
2. A leg-of-mutton sleeve.

[French, from Old French, diminutive of gigue, fiddle, from Middle High German gīge, from Old High German gīga.]
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(ˈʒiːɡəʊ; ˈdʒɪɡət)
1. (Cookery) a leg of lamb or mutton
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a leg-of-mutton sleeve
[C16: from Old French: leg, a small fiddle, from gigue a fiddle, of Germanic origin]
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(ˈdʒɪg ət, ʒiˈgoʊ)

1. a leg-of-mutton sleeve.
2. a leg of lamb or mutton.
[1520–30; < Middle French, appar. diminutive of gigue fiddle (< Germanic; compare Old High German gīga kind of fiddle); so called in allusion to its shape]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gigot - lamb leg suitable for roastinggigot - lamb leg suitable for roasting  
leg - the limb of an animal used for food
lamb roast, roast lamb - a cut of lamb suitable for roasting
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[ˈʒiːgəʊ, ˈdʒɪgət] N (Culin) → gigot m
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n (old)Hammelkeule f; gigot chop (Scot) → Hammelkotelett nt (mit Mark im Knochen)
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References in classic literature ?
At the time whereof we are writing, though the Great George was on the throne and ladies wore gigots and large combs like tortoise- shell shovels in their hair, instead of the simple sleeves and lovely wreaths which are actually in fashion, the manners of the very polite world were not, I take it, essentially different from those of the present day: and their amusements pretty similar.
Among the likely departures is out-of-contract France international Tony Gigot, who rejected the offer of a new deal which is now off the table after Guasch lost his patience with the player.
Catalans started brighter and, following Gigot's 40-20 kick, Warrington conceded a penalty when Mike Cooper was ruled offside.
Langi found Tony Gigot and the stand-off's teasing grubber kick bounced invitingly for Tomkins to ground the ball for a try he converted to make it 12-0.
Broughton completed his treble before Kenny Edwards and Tony Gigot's brace rounded off the win.
Catalans led 12-0 at half-time thanks to tries from Fouad Yaha and Tony Gigot but Trinity stormed back at the start of the second half with two efforts in five minutes from Kyle Wood and Danny Kirmond to go in front.
Julian Bousquet scored a pair of tries and Tony Gigot, Greg Bird, Matt Whitley and Sam Tomkins also crossed for the French side.
He will fill the void left by Samuel Gigot who is expected to miss the rest of the campaign with injury, according to Sky Italia.
Lance Todd Trophy winner Tony Gigot started the season under a two-year ban for an altercation with an anti-doping official he successfully appealed.
Central defenders Samuel Gigot and Stefan Mitrovic have departed for Spartak Moscow and Strasbourg and do not appear to have been adequately replaced.
A superbly crafted children's picture book by author/illustrator Jami Gigot for youngsters ages 5 to 7, "Seb and the Sun" is original and consistently entertaining, making it an unreservedly recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.
Paul Gigot, the editorial page editor and vice president of The Wall Street Journal, has been elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize board.