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Jigger

Jigger Meaning & Definition
Jigger Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Jigger?

[n] larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
[n] any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the mizzenmast of a yawl
[n] a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey

Synonyms | Synonyms for Jigger: chigger | harvest mite | jiggermast | pony | redbug | shot glass

Related Terms | Find terms related to Jigger: affair | angler | article | artifact | cat flea | chigoe | cockroach | concern | crab | dibber | dibbler | dingus | dofunny | dog flea | dohickey | dojigger | dojiggy | domajig | domajigger | doodad | dowhacky | draft | dram | drench | drift netter | drifter | drink | drop | eppes | etwas | fidget | fisher | fisherman | flea | flick | flip | flirt | flounce | flumadiddle | gadget | gargle | gigamaree | gimmick | gizmo | grayback | guddler | guzzle | have the fidgets | hickey | hitch | hootenanny | hootmalalie | itch | jacker | jerk | jig | jigget | jiggle | jog | joggle | jolt | libation | louse | material thing | mite | nip | nit | object | parasite | peg | piscator | piscatorialist | piscatorian | pluck | potation | potion | pull | quelque chose | red bug | roach | round | round of drinks | sand flea | shot | sip | snake | snatch | snifter | snort | something | spot | suck | sup | swig | swill | the compleat angler | thing | thingum | thingumabob | thingumadad | thingumadoodle | thingumajig | thingumajigger | thingumaree | thingummy | trawler | troller | tweak | twitch | vellicate | vermin | weevil | wet | whaler | whatchy | widget | wrench | yank | yerk

See Also | drinking glass | genus Trombicula | glass | mast | Trombicula | trombiculiid

Jigger In Webster's Dictionary

\Jig"ger\, n. [A corrupt. of chigre.] (Zo["o]l.) A species of flea ({Sarcopsylla, or Pulex, penetrans}), which burrows beneath the skin. See {Chigoe}.
\Jig"ger\, n. [See {Jig}, n. & v.] 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. (Pottery) (a) A horizontal table carrying a revolving mold, on which earthen vessels are shaped by rapid motion; a potter's wheel. (b) A templet or tool by which vessels are shaped on a potter's wheel. 3. (Naut.) (a) 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. --Totten. (b) A small fishing vessel, rigged like a yawl. [New Eng.] (c) A supplementary sail. See {Dandy}, n., 2 (b) . 4. A pendulum rolling machine for slicking or graining leather; same as {Jack}, 4 (i) . {Jigger mast}. (Naut.) (a) The after mast of a four-masted vessel. (b) The small mast set at the stern of a yawl-rigged boat.
\Jig"ger\ (j[i^]g"g[~e]r), n. (Zo["o]l.) 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. [Southern U. S.]
\Jig"ger\, v. t. [Cf. {Jiggle}.] To move, send, or drive with a jerk; to jerk; also, to drive or send over with a jerk, as a golf ball. He could jigger the ball o'er a steeple tall as most men would jigger a cop. --Harper's Mag.

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