Definition of jigger:
- A horizontal table carrying a revolving mold, on which earthen vessels are shaped by rapid motion; a potter's wheel.
- 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 pendulum rolling machine for slicking or graining leather; same as Jack, 4 ( i).
- A small fishing vessel, rigged like a yawl.
- A species of flea ( Sarcopsylla, Pulex, penetrans), which burrows beneath the skin. See Chigoe.
- A supplementary sail. See Dandy, n., 2 ( b).
- A templet or tool by which vessels are shaped on a potter's wheel.
- Any one of several species of small red mites ( esp. Tetranychus irritans and T. Americanus) which, in the larval or leptus stage, burrow beneath the skin of man and various animals, causing great annoyance.
- 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.
- To move, send, or drive with a jerk; to jerk; also, to drive or send over with a jerk, as a golf ball.
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He was a " fundi" at taking out jiggers, and sat for hours at the feet of our foot- soldiers; quickly adopting an air of authority that occasionally brought him swift blows from East African troopers, who do not tolerate easily such airs in a native, he produced the unbroken jigger flea with unfailing regularity and prescribed the pail of disinfectant in which the tortured feet were soaked.- "Sketches of the East Africa Campaign", Robert Valentine Dolbey.
- "No Great Magic", Fritz Reuter Leiber.
- "Practical Bookbinding", Paul Adam.