jigger

Definitions:

  • To pull (a log) by horsepower over a level place in a slide.
  • To jerk; shake.
  • None
  • An illicit still.
  • A leaded hook or gang of hooks used without bait for catching fish by jigging. see <internalXref urlencoded="jig">jig</internalXref>, 6 .
  • A machine used for dyeing cloth. See <internalXref urlencoded="jig-dyer">jig-dyer</internalXref>.
  • In <em>golf</em>, a club with an iron head, between a mashy and a mid-iron, used for approaching.
  • In <em>wireless telegraphy</em>, a small transformer used for regulating and maintaining the difference of potential between the terminals of a coherer.
  • In the Royal Mint, a small weight which it is necessary, in certain cases, to add to a given number of coins to make an exact pound in weight.
  • One who or that which jigs.
  • A small, light, or light-running mechanical contrivance or utensil, causing or having when in use a rapid jerky motion; also, by extension, any subordinate mechanical contrivance or convenience to which no more definite name is attached.
  • A machine for hardening and condensing felt by repeated quick blows with rods, by the action of vibrating platens, or by intermittent rolling action on the material while warm and wet.
  • A small roller used in graining leather.
  • A templet or profile for giving the form to a pottery vessel as it revolves upon the wheel.
  • A potters' wheel when used for simple and rapidly made objects, as plain cylindrical vessels and the like.
  • A coopers' draw-knife
  • A warehouse-crane.
  • In <em>coal-mining</em>, a coupling-hook for connecting the cars or trams on an incline.
  • In <em>billiards</em>, a rest for the cue in making a difficult or awkward shot; a bridge.
  • A sort of small spanker-sail, set on a Jigger-mast in the stern of a canoe or other small craft, especially in Chesapeake Bay.
  • A door.
  • A small tackle composed of a double and single block and a fall, used about the decks of a ship for various purposes.
  • A sloop-rigged boat at one time used very extensively by the fishermen about Cape Cod, but superseded about 1829 by the dory.
  • A small street-railway car, drawn by one horse, and usually without a conductor, the driver giving change and the fare being deposited in a box.
  • A machine now generally used in the produce exchanges of American cities, which exhibits on a conspicuous dial the prices at which sales are made as the transactions occur. The hand or pointer is controlled by electric mechanism connected with a keyboard.
  • A drink of whisky.
  • The penetrating flea of the West Indies: same as <internalXref urlencoded="chigoe">chigoe</internalXref>.
  • In the United States, a name of sundry harvest-mites or harvest-ticks which, though normally plant-feeders, fasten to the skin of human beings and cause great irritation.
  • To move, send, or drive with a jerk; to jerk; also, to drive or send over with a jerk, as a golf ball.
  • A species of flea (<spn>Tunga penetrans</spn>, or <spn>Sarcopsylla penetrans</spn>, or <spn>Pulex penetrans</spn>), which burrows beneath the skin; called also <altname>jigger flea</altname>. See <xref urlencoded="chigoe">chigoe</xref>.
  • Any one of several species of small red mites (esp. <spn>Tetranychus irritans</spn> and <spn>Tetranychus Americanus</spn>) of the family <ex>Trombiculidae</ex>, which, in the larval or leptus stage, burrow beneath the skin of man and various animals, causing great annoyance. Also called <altname>chigger</altname>.
  • 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.
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  • A horizontal table carrying a revolving mold, on which earthen vessels are shaped by rapid motion; a potter's wheel.
  • A template or tool by which vessels are shaped on a potter's wheel.
  • None
  • 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.
  • A small fishing vessel, rigged like a yawl.
  • A supplementary sail. See <er>Dandy</er>, n., 2 (b).
  • A pendulum rolling machine for slicking or graining leather; same as <er>Jack</er>, 4 (i).
  • A small glass or measuring vessel holding 11/2 ounces (45 ml), used mostly for measuring liquor or drinking whiskey; also, the quantity of liquid held in a jigger.
  • A <er>thingamajig</er>.
  • The small mast set at the stern of a yawl-rigged boat.
  • A double-ended vessel, generally of stainless steel or other metal, one end of which typically measures 1 1/2 <xref>fluid ounces</xref>, the other typically 1 fluid ounce.
  • One who jigs; a <xref>miner</xref> who sorts or cleans <xref>ore</xref> by the process of jigging.
  • The <xref>sieve</xref> used in jigging <xref>ore</xref>.
  • A measure of 1 1/2 fluid ounces of liquor.
  • A horizontal lathe used in producing flatware.
  • A device used in the dyeing of cloth.
  • A <xref>pendulum</xref> rolling machine for slicking or graining <xref>leather</xref>.
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