jigger


jigger
jigger
jigger1 [jig′ər]
n.
var. of CHIGGER
jigger2 [jig′ər]
n.
1. a person who jigs
2.
a) a small cup or glass used to measure liquor, containing usually 11/ 2 fluid ounces
b) the quantity of liquor in a jigger
3. any device or contraption whose name does not occur to one; gadget
4. JIG1 (n. 2)
5. Mech.
a) any of several devices that operate with a jerky, reciprocating motion
b) a device used in making ceramic ware that consists of a rotating molded plaster form that shapes clay into a number of identical plates, bowls, etc.
6. Naut.
a) a small tackle, as for hoisting
b) the smaller, aftermost sail of a yawl or ketch
c) JIGGERMAST
vt.
to adjust, alter, rearrange, or manipulate [to jigger the financial records]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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