Jigger meaning

jĭgər
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A person who jigs or operates a jig.
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(informal) An article or a device, the name of which eludes one.
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A device, such as a drill, that operates with a jerking or jolting motion.
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A person who jigs.
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Any device or contraption whose name does not occur to one; gadget.
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To adjust, alter, rearrange, or manipulate.

To jigger the financial records.

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A double-ended vessel, generally of stainless steel or other metal, one end of which typically measures 1 1/2 fluid ounces, the other typically 1 fluid ounce.
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One who jigs; a miner who sorts or cleans ore by the process of jigging.
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The sieve used in jigging ore.
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A measure of 1 1/2 fluid ounces of liquor.
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(pottery) A horizontal lathe used in producing flatware.
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(textiles) A device used in the dyeing of cloth.
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A pendulum rolling machine for slicking or graining leather.
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A sandflea, Tunga penetrans, of the order Siphonaptera.
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(golf, dated) A wooden or metal headed golf club used to play low flying shots to the putting green from short distances.
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(nautical) 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.
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(nautical) A jiggermast.
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A small fishing vessel, rigged like a yawl.
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A device used by fishermen to set their nets under the ice of frozen lakes. It consists of a plank of wood with an arm on it with a sharp metal tooth on the end of the arm. A rope is tied to the arm which, when pulled, propels the plank along the underside of the ice because the tooth catches the ice. Releasing the rope allows the tooth to sink away from the ice, and when the rope is tightened again, the tooth grabs the ice farther along, allowing the jigger to crawl along the underside of the ice.
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(dialect, Scouse, dated) An alleyway separating the backs of two rows of houses.
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To alter or adjust, particularly in ways not originally intended.

You'll have to jigger it from the original specifications to get it to work.

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(pottery) To use a jigger.
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Origin of jigger

  • Probably variant of chigger or perhaps of West African origin Ewe jìgá Yoruba jígá chigoe (sand flea).

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition