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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