M-W for balance.
*interesting use for UK (above)
Main Entry: 1jig·ger
1 : one that jigs or operates a jig
2 : any of several sails
3 : JIG 3a
4 a (1) : a mechanical device usually with a jerky reciprocating
motion (2) : a mold or a machine incorporating a revolving mold on which ceramic items (as plates) are formed b : GADGET
5 : a measure used in mixing drinks that usually holds 1 to 2 ounces (30 to 60 milliliters)
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Main Entry: 2jigger
Etymology: perhaps from Wolof jiga insect
Main Entry: 3jigger
Etymology: frequentative of 2jig
intransitive senses : to jerk up and down
transitive senses : to alter or rearrange especially by manipulating <jigger an election district>
The bartenders in Vegas don't use a jigger-- they just push a button and hold out their hands for some help.