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jig·ger 1

 (jĭg′ər)
n.
1. A person who jigs or operates a jig.
2.
a. A small measure for liquor, usually holding 1 1/2 ounces.
b. This amount of liquor.
3. A device, such as a drill, that operates with a jerking or jolting motion.
4. Nautical
a. A light all-purpose tackle.
b. A small sail set in the stern of a yawl or similar boat.
c. A boat having such a sail.
d. A jigger mast.
5. Informal An article or a device, the name of which eludes one.

jig·ger 2

 (jĭg′ər)
n.
1. See chigger.
2. See chigoe.

[Probably variant of chigger or perhaps of West African origin; akin to Ewe jìgá and Yoruba jígá, chigoe (sand flea).]

jigger

(ˈdʒɪɡə)
n
1. a person or thing that jigs
2. (Golf) golf an iron, now obsolete, with a thin blade, used for hitting long shots from a bare lie
3. (Mechanical Engineering) any of a number of mechanical devices having a vibratory or jerking motion
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a light lifting tackle used on ships
5. (Units) a small glass, esp for whisky, with a capacity of about one and a half ounces
6. NZ a light hand- or power-propelled vehicle used on railway lines
7. (General Engineering) engineering a type of hydraulic lift in which a hydraulic ram operates the lift through a block and tackle which increases the length of the stroke
8. (Fishing) Canadian a device used when setting a gill net beneath ice
9. (Mining & Quarrying) mining another word for jig5
10. (Nautical Terms) nautical short for jiggermast
11. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards another word for bridge110
12. informal US and Canadian a device or thing the name of which is unknown or temporarily forgotten
13. dialect Liverpool an alleyway

jigger

(ˈdʒɪɡə) or

jigger flea

n
(Animals) other names for the chigoe1

jig•ger1

(ˈdʒɪg ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that jigs.
2. any of various sails.
3. any of various mechanical devices, many of which have a jerky or jolting motion.
4. some contrivance, article, or part that one cannot or does not name more precisely.
5.
a. a measure of 1½ oz. (45 ml) used in cocktail recipes.
b. a small whiskey glass holding this amount.
6. a machine for forming ceramic plates or the like in a plaster mold rotating beneath a template.
[1665–75]

jig•ger2

(ˈdʒɪg ər)

n.
1. Also called jig′ger flea`. chigoe.
[1750–60; variant of chigger]

jig•ger3

(ˈdʒɪg ər)

v.t.
1. to jerk rapidly; jig.
2. to manipulate or alter, esp. for illegal or unethical purposes.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jigger - a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskeyjigger - a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey
drinking glass, glass - a container for holding liquids while drinking
2.jigger - any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the mizzenmast of a yawl
mast - a vertical spar for supporting sails
3.jigger - larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
trombiculid - mite that as nymph and adult feeds on early stages of small arthropods but whose larvae are parasitic on terrestrial vertebrates
genus Trombicula, Trombicula - type genus of the family Trombiculidae

jigger

noun
1. A small amount of liquor:
Informal: nip, slug.
Slang: snort.
2. A small specialized mechanical device:
Informal: doodad, doohickey, widget.
Slang: gizmo.
Translations

jigger

1 [ˈdʒɪgəʳ] N
1. (= whisky measure) → medida f (de whisky )
2. (esp US) (= thingummy) → chisme m

jigger

2 [ˈdʒɪgəʳ] N (Min) → criba f (Mech) → aparato m vibratorio

jigger

n
(= sieve)Schüttelsieb nt
(US: = measure) Messbecher für Alkohol: 1½ Unzen
(= sandflea)Sandfloh m
References in classic literature ?
Hoisting mainsail and jigger was a matter of minutes.
Oh, she ain't handsome, of course; but I will own up she don't look like the same woman, what with the ribbons an' lace jiggers Miss Pollyanna makes her wear 'round her neck.
Visitors can also find out more about Killhope's waterwheel and jigger house during a talk by expert Chris Askew.
Measuring with a jigger provides quality control and enables you to get exact proportions every time you make a cocktail, says Chris Almeida, bartender at The Eddy in Providence, Rl, and president of USBG Rhode Island.
When I was in Uganda in the February, I got a sand jigger infection in my left big toe.
In the Test Kitchen, we've found that a good jigger makes a big difference in getting precise results--for, say, a Sparkling Mai Tai on New Year's (drink recipe on sunset.
com) which is handmade and comes complete with Chase English Potato Vodka (50cl), Chase Elderflower Liqueur (20cl), King's Orchard Cox Apple Juice (75cl), Boston shaker, Hawthorn strainer, jigger measure, two coupette glasses and an Apple & Elderflower Martini recipe card.
JIGGER: Lest you think a real bartender should be able to blindly pour, or that you are getting short changed on spirits when you see the jigger come out, let us pause and praise the mighty jigger.
Hardy travellers might prefer the Swiss Army Knife original, but if you're into martinis that are stirred rather than shaken, Firebox's Bar10der has all the cocktail making essentials in one handy gadget, including a muddler, jigger, strainer and stirrer.
Using a jigger (a shot measure), pour 40ml Smirnoff and 100ml tomato juice into the glass.
Sourcing the car from Tottenham in southern Ontario, Caesar learned it was the last jigger to be used between Espanola and Little Current before the rails were removed.
To tune into this island life - and make the most of our own summer's soaring temperatures - a punch bowl, large pitcher, cocktail shaker and a jigger (for measuring alcohol) is all you need.