athletic supporter

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athletic supporter

An elastic support for the male genitals, worn especially in athletic or other strenuous activity. Also called jockstrap.
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an elasticized belt with a pouch for supporting the genitals, worn as an undergarment by men esp. while participating in athletics.
Also called athletic supporter.
[1895–1900; jock male organ (compare jack in sense “male” and jockey) + strap]
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Noun1.athletic supporter - a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exerciseathletic supporter - 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
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