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English noun: jock

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


Synonymsathlete


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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