1. 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.
2. A horizontal table
carrying a revolving
mold, on which earthen vessels are shaped by rapid motion; a potter's wheel. A templet
or tool by which vessels are shaped on a potter's wheel.
3. A easy
tackle, consisting of a double
and single block
and the fall, used for different purposes, as to magnify
the purchase on a topsail sheet
in hauling it house; the watch
tackle. A little fishing
vessel, rigged like
A supplementary sail. See Dandy, 2 .
4. A pendulum rolling
car for slicking
as Jack, 4 . Jigger mast.
The after mast of a four-masted vessel. The little
at the stern of a yawlrigged boat.
See: Jig, n. & v.
A species of flea (Sarcopsylla, or Pulex, penetrans), which burrows beneath the skin. See Chigoe.
Origin: A corrupt. Of chigre.
Source: Websters Vocabulary