A vigorous dance developed in the British Isles and popular as an Irish traditional dance style. A way of cataloguing Mozart's works - the number given to this piece in Ludwig Kochel's catalogue of all Mozart's music.
There are many references to the jig in ancient Ireland. A number of variations of the jig are performed including the light, single (or soft), double (aka treble or hard), and slip jig. The music is 6/8 time (the emphasis on beats in a jig is: ONE-two-three four-five-six). Slip jigs are in 9/8 time (ONE-two-three four-five-six seven-eight-nine). Dancers perform single or soft jigs in soft shoes. Solo competitions occur at the level of beginners, advanced beginners, and at some feisanna, Open. Competitions at all levels also occur in the treble jig which has a slower tempo, but dancers triple beats in hard shoes. Normally, only women dance the slip jig, however, increasingly boys learn and dance the slip jig.
The jig is a folk dance type as well as the accompanying dance tune type, popular in Ireland. It is sometimes seen in its French or Italian forms, gigue or giga, but these are more usually used for the baroque dance forms.
A jig is a tool used to make wire jewellery. It can be a board or a plate that has holes where pegs can be fitted in order to bend wire around the pegs in a decorative manner. Many different kinds of jewellery can be made on one including earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.
A machine in which the feed is stratified in water by means of a pulsating motion and from which the stratified products are separately removed, the pulsating motion being usually obtained by alternate upward and downward currents of the water. Also called washbox.
A machine in which fabric in open width is transferred repeatedly back and forth from one roller to another and passes each time through a relatively small volume of a dyebath or other liquid. Jigs are frequently used for dyeing, scouring, bleaching and finishing.
A jig is a type of fishing lure, it usually consists of a lead sinker with a hook molded into it. There is then some sort of body on the shank of the hook. The jig is very versatile and can be used in both salt water as well as fresh water.
Form or vice for holding non-flat irregular- shaped objects for engraving. Jigs can be created in a wide variety of shapes, designed to hold cylindrical objects, items with various surface levels, etc.