gig back

transitive verb

Definition of gig back

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to move back (a sawmill carriage) on the return stroke

gigback

noun
plural -s

Definition of gigback (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mechanism for gigging back a sawmill carriage

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History and Etymology for gig back

Transitive verb

gig entry 2

Noun

gig back

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