|1.||US equivalent: pitcher a vessel for holding or pouring liquids, usually having a handle and a spout or lip|
|2.||(Austral), (NZ) such a vessel used as a kettle: an electric jug|
|3.||(US) a large vessel with a narrow mouth|
|4.||Also called: jugful the amount of liquid held by a jug|
|5.||informal (Brit) a glass of alcoholic drink, esp beer|
|6.||a slang word for jail|
|—vb , jugs, jugging, jugged|
|7.||to stew or boil (meat, esp hare) in an earthenware container|
|8.||slang (tr) to put in jail|
|[C16: probably from Jug, nickname from girl's name Joan]|
trade name for an acoustic detector that responds to ground vibrations generated by seismic waves. Geophones-also called jugs, pickups, and tortugas-are placed on the ground surface in various patterns, or arrays, to record the vibrations generated by explosives in seismic reflection and refraction work. They also are used as military detection devices. See also seismic survey.
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