from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of two-wheeled carriage of the gig class, introduced about 1850, originally of wickerwork but afterward made of wood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of carriage like a gig, orig. of wicker-work.
  • noun A kind of cotton sheeting; also, a calico.


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  • A horse-drawn two-wheeled carriage first used during the 1850s. Originally made of wicker, later made of wood.

    October 22, 2008