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Jigger

1. Aft Sail set on the jigger-mast

2. After mast  (4th Mast) on Schooner or sailing Ship carrying a spanker, or the mizzen Mast of a Yawl or a Ketch.

3. A light tackle of one single and one double Block rendering four times Purchase when rove to advantage. It was initially designed to Hold the Cable as it was being hove on Board and as a temporaty stopper when weighing Anchor by hand. A Jigger tackle is also used on fore-and-aft rigged vessels as a standing part of the throat and peek Halyards to give them a final sweating-up.
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