Meaning of jigger

jig•ger

Pronunciation: ( jig'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that jigs.
    1. the lowermost sail set on a jiggermast.
    2. jiggermast.
    3. a light tackle, as a gun tackle.
  2. any of various mechanical devices, many of which have a jerky or jolting motion.
  3. some contrivance, article, or part that one cannot or does not name more precisely: What is that little jigger on the pistol?
  4. a machine for forming plates or the like in a plaster mold rotating beneath a template.
  5. a jig for separating ore.
  6. a jig for fishing.
  7. a club with an iron head intermediate between a mashie and a midiron, now rarely used.
  8. a bridge.
    1. a 112-oz. (45-ml) measure used in cocktail recipes.
    2. a small whiskey glass holding 112 oz. (45 ml).

jig•ger

Pronunciation: ( jig'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledchigoe.
  2. chigger.

jig•ger

Pronunciation: ( jig'ur), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to interfere with.
  2. to manipulate or alter, esp. in order to get something done illegally or unethically: to jigger company records to conceal a loss.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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