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Meaning of JIGGER

Pronunciation:  'jigur

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

JIGGER is a 6 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: chigger, harvest mite, jiggermast, pony, redbug, shot glass
 
 See Also: drinking glass, genus Trombicula, glass, mast, Trombicula, trombiculiid

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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}.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
  3. \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.]
    
    
    
    
  4. \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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