Found 2 items, similar to Jigger.
English → English
n 1: a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey
[syn: shot glass
2: any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the
mizzenmast of a yawl [syn: jiggermast
3: larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including
human beings causing intense irritation [syn: harvest mite
English → English
(j[i^]g"g[~e]r), n. [A corrupt. of chigre.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A species of flea (Tunga penetrans
, or Pulex penetrans
burrows beneath the skin; called also jigger flea
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small red mites
(esp. Tetranychus irritans
and Tetranychus Americanus
of the family Trombiculidae
, which, in the larval or
leptus stage, burrow beneath the skin of man and various
animals, causing great annoyance. Also called chigger
[Southern U. S.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
, 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
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
, 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.
(a) A horizontal table carrying a revolving mold, on which
earthen vessels are shaped by rapid motion; a potter's
(b) A template or tool by which vessels are shaped on a
(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
4. A pendulum rolling machine for slicking or graining
leather; same as Jack
5. 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.
6. A thingamajig
(a) The after mast of a four-masted vessel.
(b) The small mast set at the stern of a yawl-rigged boat.