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Jigger

- Noun & Verb

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.

- Noun & Verb

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.

- Noun & Verb

A horizontal table carrying a revolving mold, on which earthen vessels are shaped by rapid motion; a potter's wheel.

- Noun

A species of flea (Sarcopsylla, / Pulex, penetrans), which burrows beneath the skin. See Chigoe.

- Noun

A pendulum rolling machine for slicking or graining leather; same as Jack, 4 (i).

- Noun & Verb

A templet or tool by which vessels are shaped on a potter's wheel.

- Noun & Verb

A small fishing vessel, rigged like a yawl.

- Noun & Verb

A supplementary sail. See Dandy, n., 2 (b).


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