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1. Sports A jockey.
2. A disc jockey.
[Short for jockey.]
1. An athletic supporter.
2. Sports An athlete, especially in a school setting.
[Short for jockstrap.]
1. informal short for disc jockey
2. (Clothing & Fashion) informal short for jockstrap
3. informal US an athlete
4. mining NZ a pointed bar of steel inserted into the wheel of a mine vehicle and used for emergency braking
a slang word or term of address for a Scot
1. a jockstrap.
2. Informal. a person who enjoys or is good at sports; athlete.
3. Informal. an enthusiast: a computer jock; science jocks.
[1950–55, Amer.; by shortening from jockstrap]
[1820–30; by shortening]
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|Noun||1.||jock - a person trained to compete in sports|
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
acrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
amateur - an athlete who does not play for pay
ball hawk - a team athlete who is skilled at stealing or catching the ball
climber - someone who climbs as a sport; especially someone who climbs mountains; "the lead climber looked strong still but his partner often slumped in his ropes"
cricketer - an athlete who plays cricket
gymnast - an athlete who is skilled in gymnastics
hooker - (rugby) the player in the middle of the front row of the scrum who tries to capture the ball with the foot
hurdler - an athlete who runs the hurdles
jumper - an athlete who competes at jumping; "he is one hell of a jumper"
lacrosse player - an athlete who plays lacrosse
letterman - an athlete who has earned a letter in a school sport
Olympian - an athlete who participates in the Olympic games
pentathlete - an athlete who competes in a pentathlon
runner - a trained athlete who competes in foot races
sharpshooter - an athlete noted for accurate aim
shot putter - an athlete who competes in the shot put
skater - someone who skates
skier - someone who skis
sledder - someone who rides a sled
soccer player - an athlete who plays soccer
striker - a forward on a soccer team
second-stringer, substitute, reserve - an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
swimmer - a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets; "he was an Olympic swimmer"
swinger - someone who swings sports implements
tennis player - an athlete who plays tennis
pole jumper, pole vaulter, vaulter - an athlete who jumps over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
winger - (sports) player in wing position
|2.||jock - a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise|
man's clothing - clothing that is designed for men to wear
protective garment - clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury