jigger

Primary Meanings of jigger

1.
n
a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey
2.
n
any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the mizzenmast of a yawl
3.
n
larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
Full Definitions of jigger
1

n a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey

Synonyms:
pony, shot glass
Type of:
drinking glass, glass
a container for holding liquids while drinking
2

n any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the mizzenmast of a yawl

Synonyms:
jiggermast
Type of:
mast
a vertical spar for supporting sails
3

n larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation

Synonyms:
chigger, harvest mite, redbug
Type of:
trombiculid
mite that as nymph and adult feeds on early stages of small arthropods but whose larvae are parasitic on terrestrial vertebrates

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