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Jigger meaning

jigger - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who, or that which, jigs; specifically, a miner who sorts or cleans ore by the process of jigging; also, the sieve used in jigging.
  2. 2. A horizontal table carrying a revolving mold, on which earthen vessels are shaped by rapid motion; a potter's wheel.
  3. 3. A templet or tool by which vessels are shaped on a potter's wheel.
  4. 4. A light tackle, consisting of a double and single block and the fall, used for various purposes, as to increase the purchase on a topsail sheet in hauling it home; the watch tackle.
  5. 5. A small fishing vessel, rigged like a yawl.
  6. 6. A supplementary sail. See Dandy, n., 2 ( b).
  7. 7. A pendulum rolling machine for slicking or graining leather; same as Jack, 4 ( i).
  8. 8. Any one of several species of small red mites ( esp. Tetranychus irritans and T. Americanus) which, in the larval or leptus stage, burrow beneath the skin of man and various animals, causing great annoyance.
  9. 9. To move, send, or drive with a jerk; to jerk; also, to drive or send over with a jerk, as a golf ball.
  10. 10. A species of flea ( Sarcopsylla, Pulex, penetrans), which burrows beneath the skin. See Chigoe.

jigger - examples of usage

  1. I'm rigging up a jigger to separate the ore until I can get capital to start up the mill. - "Shadow Mountain", Dane Coolidge.
  2. By the time the fog had hidden this conveyance a wagon of the jigger type rumbled past. - "When Egypt Went Broke", Holman Day.
  3. If you think that a double jigger of gin, with a little lemon and-" " Stop!" - "The Box with the Broken Seals", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
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