Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Definitions for jigger
- a person or thing that jigs.
- Nautical. a. the lowermost sail set on a jiggermast. b. jiggermast. c. a light tackle, as a gun tackle.
- any of various mechanical devices, many of which have a jerky or jolting motion.
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Citations for jigger
...he poured himself a jigger of whiskey and swallowed it neat...
"Now, mates," I cried, "let's get upon the fore-top-sail yard and see what we can do there." And up we went, and in three quarters of an hour, with the help of a jigger, we had hauled out the earrings and tied every blessed reef-point in the sail.
Origin of jigger
The origin of jiggers is unknown, though it likley entered English in the late 1600s.