1A machine or vehicle with a part that rocks or moves back and forth, e.g., a jigsaw.
- The newly-diagnosed disease causes fingers to turn white and numb as a result of using hand-held vibrating tools such as pneumatic drills and jigger picks.
- Machines called jiggers and jolleys are used to make tableware in ceramics factories.
- With a working width of 4.5 meters, the HT jigger is the largest such dyeing unit installed in Italy.
3.1A small tackle consisting of a double and single block or two single blocks with a rope.
- What is needed is an incentive for fishers in New Zealand waters to use jiggers, a ban on trawling would do that.
- And no squid is safe from the Seattle squid jiggers who flock to the docks at dusk and stay into the wee hours of the night, hoping to catch a few.
4A measure or small glass of spirits or wine.
- Require the use of jiggers or pre-measured dispensing systems, and buy high-quality shot glasses with pour lines marked on them.
- One drink is one can of beer, one glass of wine, or one jigger of hard liquor.
- Use a jigger or similar device to ensure that the amount of alcohol is consistent.
6Used to refer to a thing whose name one does not know or does not wish to mention: see them little jiggers?
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- Despite the funny name, this little jigger has a top speed of 395 kph (250 mph in the old money) and does the 0-100 kph in an unbelievable 3.2 seconds.
- To stick one of these little jiggers in the garage will set you back 2.6 million, or 2.7 fully loaded, as they say in the trade.
- The power to weight ratio is incredible, and riding one of these jiggers goes down as my all-time most frightening buzz!
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Rearrange or tamper with.
- Feldstein mentions some revenue-neutral tax jiggering that could be stimulative, but that sounds like fairly ordinary tax policy stuff to me.
- That didn't stop them from paying $1.63 billion this week for Overture, a company whose specialty is selling the ability to jigger search results.
- It says it wants 10 percent minority representation, and then they have to jigger the system to figure out how to reach that number.
Mid 16th century (originally a slang word for a door): from the verb jig (the relationship with which is obscure in certain senses).
well, I'll be (or I'm) jiggered
- Used to express one’s astonishment.Example sentences
- People of Guildford, tell me what you believe in and care about… (pause)… well, I'll be jiggered; that's * exactly * what I believe in and care about!
- Well, I'll be jiggered, look at the all the property you could buy cheap in York County!
- Sometimes I says to myself, says I, ‘Well, I'll be jiggered!’
Words that rhyme with jiggerchigger, configure, figure, Frigga, ligger, rigger, rigor, rigour, snigger, swigger, transfigure, trigger, vigour (US vigor)
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