Fish gig

fishgig

[fish-gig]
noun
a spearlike implement with barbed prongs for spearing fish in the water.
Also called fizgig.


Origin:
1635–45; alteration (by association with fish) of fizgig, probably by folk etymology < Spanish fisga harpoon

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fishgig (ˈfɪʃˌɡɪɡ)
 
n
Also: fizgig a pole with barbed prongs for impaling fish
 
[C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps altered from Spanish fisga harpoon]

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