jigger

[ UK /d‍ʒˈɪɡɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
  2. any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the mizzenmast of a yawl
  3. a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey
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How To Use jigger In A Sentence

  • I have found that a tool guided by a straight-edge, and "jiggered" backwards and forwards, makes by far the best lines for blind-tool work. Bookbinding, and the Care of Books A handbook for Amateurs, Bookbinders & Librarians
  • It says it wants 10 percent minority representation, and then they have to jigger the system to figure out how to reach that number.
  • Will it cause permanent damage to the sector or is it just rejiggering an out-of-control market?
  • Well I'm jiggered!
  • Even bindings have been rejiggered: Forget the drill and screwdriver; the latest fittings snap or slide into place, extending ski life and improving energy transfer.
  • If I missed a workout due to work or illness, Jim would simply rejigger my scheduled workouts.
  • And if we jigger the foundation design to suit the purposes of organizations that will likely be dead in 15 years, how shortsighted is that?
  • The US is in no position to rejigger this because we don't understand anything about the country.
  • Voting rights should be rejiggered to make the IMF more representative of the world, and a more attractive forum for Asian nations.
  • Then, earlier this month, employee paychecks were delayed after a financial rejiggering and a wave of staff layoffs.
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