jock|strap [ˈdʒɔkstræp US ˈdʒa:k-] n
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: jock 'male sex organ' ( JOCK ITCH) + strap]
a piece of men's underwear that supports their sex organs during sport

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  • 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

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  • jockstrap — [[t]ʤɒ̱kstræp[/t]] jockstraps N COUNT A jockstrap is a piece of underwear worn by sportsmen to support their genitals …   English dictionary

  • jockstrap — noun Etymology: English slang jock penis + English strap Date: 1886 athletic supporter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jockstrap — /jok strap /, n. an elasticized belt, a men s undergarment, with a pouch for supporting and protecting the genitals, worn esp. while participating in athletics. Also called athletic supporter. [1895 1900; jock male organ (var. of JACK1 male; see… …   Universalium

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