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Jigger

Jigger

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. A horizontal table carrying a revolving mold, on which earthen vessels are shaped by rapid motion; a potter's wheel. A templet or tool by which vessels are shaped on a potter's wheel.

3. 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 dandy, 2 .

4. A pendulum rolling machine for slicking or graining leather; same as jack, 4 . Jigger mast.

The after mast of a four-masted vessel. The small mast set at the stern of a yawlrigged boat.

See: jig, n. & v.

(Science: zoology) a species of flea (Sarcopsylla, or pulex, penetrans), which burrows beneath the skin. See chigoe.

Origin: a corrupt. Of chigre.


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