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English noun: jock

1. jock (person) a person trained to compete in sports


Broader (hypernym)contestant

Narrower (hyponym)acrobat, amateur, ball hawk, ballplayer, baseball player, basketball player, basketeer, cager, climber, cricketer, football player, footballer, gymnast, hockey player, hooker, hurdler, ice-hockey player, jumper, lacrosse player, letterman, lifter, Olympian, pentathlete, pole jumper, pole vaulter, pro, professional, reserve, runner, second-stringer, sharpshooter, shot putter, skater, skier, sledder, soccer player, sport, sportsman, sportswoman, striker, substitute, swimmer, swinger, tennis player, vaulter, weightlifter, winger

Instance hyponymBabe Didrikson, Babe Zaharias, Bob Mathias, Dick Fosbury, Didrikson, Fosbury, James Cleveland Owens, James Francis Thorpe, Jesse Owens, Jim Thorpe, Mathias, Mildred Ella Didrikson, Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias, Owens, Richard D. Fosbury, Robert Bruce Mathias, Thorpe, Zaharias

2. jock (artifact) a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise

Synonymsathletic supporter, jockstrap, supporter, suspensor

Broader (hypernym)man's clothing, protective garment

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