athletic supporter
jockstrap jock"strap` (j[o^]k"str[a^]p), n. 1. A supporting undergarment for the external genitals worn by men engaging in vigorous athletic sports or strenuous exercise; called also {athletic supporter} and {jock}.

Syn: athletic supporter. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • athletic supporter — n a supporter for the genitals worn by boys and men participating in sports or strenuous activities called also jockstrap see CUP (3a(1)) …   Medical dictionary

  • Athletic supporter — may refer to:*Jockstrap, men s undergarment designed for use in sports *Booster club, contributes money to an associated club, sports team, or organization …   Wikipedia

  • athletic supporter — n. JOCKSTRAP …   English World dictionary

  • athletic supporter — noun a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise • Syn: ↑supporter, ↑suspensor, ↑jockstrap, ↑jock • Hypernyms: ↑protective garment, ↑man s clothing * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] …   Useful english dictionary

  • athletic supporter —    a brief tight undergarment worn by males to hold the genitalia    Not a football fan:     The speaker stumbled sleepily past him... towards the Silex, dressed in nothing but an athletic supporter. (Wouk, 1951) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • athletic supporter — noun Date: 1927 a supporter for the genitals worn by men participating in sports or strenuous activities …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • athletic supporter — jockstrap. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • athletic supporter — noun a) An elastic garment supporting and defending male genitalia from modest injury. A jock strap. b) In particular reference to the above, as a joke, one who is into professional athletics …   Wiktionary

  • athletic supporter — ath,letic sup porter noun count a special type of underwear used by men or boys when they are playing sports …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • athletic supporter — jockstrap, elastic strap which supports and protects the genitals (worn by male athletes) …   English contemporary dictionary

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