Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sifting, dressing, or sorting of ore by means of a jigging-machine.
- v. present participle of jig.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mining) The act or using a jig; the act of separating ore with a jigger, or wire-bottomed sieve, which is moved up and down in water.
“I'm not afraid to move some traps around, which we call jigging them around.”
“Their versatility for fishing all kinds of water and with all kinds of methods from trolling to jigging is unmatched.”
“Classic shape and modern colors unite for the best of old and new in jigging spoons that should be baited with a minnow head or tail for added flavor.”
“If you've pinpointed a specific target, such as a sunken bridge or a group of boulders, vertical jigging is the best approach.”
“Where the superbraids have really changed jigging is in deep water.”
“Line sensitivity plays a big role in jigging success, because many fish species strike as the lure free-falls toward the bottom, and the take can be so soft that you could miss it-even with big fish.”
“The word jigging is all Nelson’s, or would be if not for Nick’s interjection that unfortunately misses the point that PZ makes quite clearly.”
“Ice fishing methods include "jigging" with short, light fishing rods and using tip-ups.”
“Once the gravel is clean, they hunt for diamonds in a process called "jigging," which involves bending over a pool of water and sifting through the pebbles in a square, wooden sieve.”
“One was playing a harmonica and another was "jigging" and telling funny stories.”
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