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1 a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey [syn: shot glass, pony]
2 any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the mizzenmast of a yawl [syn: jiggermast]
3 larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation [syn: harvest mite, chigger, redbug]

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  1. A double-ended vessel, generally of stainless steel or other metal, one end of which typically measures 1 1/2 fluid ounces, the other typically 1 fluid ounce.
  2. One who jigs.
  3. A measure of 1 1/2 fluid ounces of liquor.
  4. In the context of "pottery}} A device for producing flatware.

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