What does the word gig mean?

Usage examples for gig

  1. The parson's wife came up in her gig from the valley, having heard the news, but she did not call. – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  2. At noon they stopped for half an hour and Walthew lay in the stern- sheets of the gig where there was a patch of shade. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  3. Directly afterwards the captain's gig passed Adair's boat. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston