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Jigger - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Jigger

Jigger is a billiards slang term that is a part of Billiard Accessory Terminology.

Jigger is a term that is sometimes used in snooker, British pool, and blackball, to refer to a cross or cross rake. A jigger is characterized by a straight stick with an X shaped bridge on the end, and is used to access the cue ball in difficult situations where the cue ball may be obstructed by other object balls. It would be used as an alternative to the hand bridge where the hand bridge would be uncomfortable or impossible. A jigger is a type of mechanical bridge used in billiard, pool, and snooker games. Jigger is another term for a goose neck rest. The Jigger is a type of mechanical bridge used more commonly in blackball, British pool, and snooker. This type of bridge is similar to a spider rest in that it's head rests higher due to longer supporting legs.

See: goose neck rest, cross rake, swan rest, goose neck, spider rest, hand bridge, bridge hand, bridge, mechanical bridge, crutch, rake, bridge stick, rest, spider, hand chalk, closed bridge, open bridge, granny stick, cross, swan for more on the meaning of "Jigger".

Jigger - Usage

I can't get to that cue ball, can you pass the jigger? I have to jigger that cue ball.

Billiards - Jigger

  • Title: Jigger
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/28/2007 6:01:22 AM
  • Last Updated: 11/30/2012 11:58:12 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Jigger Comments

  1. Rodney104Rodney104 from Oratia, Auckland on 12/2/2011 1:48:13 AM

    Correct. I have always understood a pool cue jigger to be a special cue rest.

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