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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jigger  \Jig"ger\,  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. 
 
  2.  (Pottery) 
  a  A  horizontal  table  carrying  a  revolving  mold,  on  which 
  earthen  vessels  are  shaped  by  rapid  motion;  a  potter's 
  wheel. 
  b  A  templet  or  tool  by  which  vessels  are  shaped  on  a 
  potter's  wheel. 
 
  3.  (Naut.) 
  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 
  b  . 
 
  4.  A  pendulum  rolling  machine  for  slicking  or  graining 
  leather;  same  as  {Jack},  4 
  i  . 
 
  {Jigger  mast}.  (Naut.) 
  a  The  after  mast  of  a  four-masted  vessel. 
  b  The  small  mast  set  at  the  stern  of  a  yawl-rigged  boat. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jigger  \Jig"ger\,  n.  [A  corrupt.  of  chigre.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  species  of  flea  ({Sarcopsylla,  or  Pulex,  penetrans}),  which 
  burrows  beneath  the  skin.  See  {Chigoe}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jigger  \Jig"ger\  (j[i^]g"g[~e]r),  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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.  [Southern  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jigger  \Jig"ger\,  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 
  Mag. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chigoe  \Chig"oe\,  Chigre  \Chig"re\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  chigue,  perh.  fr 
  Catalan  chic  small  Sp  chico;  or  of  Peruvian  origin.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  species  of  flea  ({Pulex  penetrans}),  common  in  the  West 
  Indies  and  South  America,  which  often  attacks  the  feet  or  any 
  exposed  part  of  the  human  body,  and  burrowing  beneath  the 
  skin  produces  great  irritation.  When  the  female  is  allowed  to 
  remain  and  breed,  troublesome  sores  result,  which  are 
  sometimes  dangerous.  See  {Jigger}.  [Written  also  {chegre}, 
  {chegoe},  {chique},  {chigger},  {jigger}.] 
 
  Note:  The  name  is  sometimes  erroneously  given  to  certain 
  mites  or  ticks  having  similar  habits. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dandy  \Dan"dy\,  n.;  pl  {Dandies}.  [Cf.  F.  dandin,  ninny,  silly 
  fellow,  dandiner  to  waddle,  to  play  the  fool;  prob.  allied  to 
  E.  dandle.  Senses  2&3  are  of  uncertain  etymol.] 
  1.  One  who  affects  special  finery  or  gives  undue  attention  to 
  dress;  a  fop;  a  coxcomb. 
 
  2.  (Naut.) 
  a  A  sloop  or  cutter  with  a  jigger  on  which  a  lugsail  is 
  set 
  b  A  small  sail  carried  at  or  near  the  stern  of  small 
  boats;  --  called  also  {jigger},  and  {mizzen}. 
 
  3.  A  dandy  roller.  See  below. 
 
  {Dandy  brush},  a  yard  whalebone  brush. 
 
  {Dandy  fever}.  See  {Dengue}. 
 
  {Dandy  line},  a  kind  of  fishing  line  to  which  are  attached 
  several  crosspieces  of  whalebone  which  carry  a  hook  at 
  each  end 
 
  {Dandy  roller},  a  roller  sieve  used  in  machines  for  making 
  paper,  to  press  out  water  from  the  pulp,  and  set  the 
  paper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jigger 
  n  1:  a  small  glass  adequate  to  hold  a  single  swallow  of  whiskey 
  [syn:  {shot  glass},  {pony}] 
  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},  {chigger},  {redbug}] 




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