Definitions for jockeyship
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jock•eyˈdʒɒk i(n.; v.)(pl.)-eys
(n.)a person who rides horses professionally in races.
Ref: disc jockey.; video jockey.
Informal. a person who pilots, operates, or guides the movement of something.
(v.t.)to ride (a horse) as a jockey.
Informal. to operate or guide the movement of; pilot; drive.
to move by skillful maneuvering.
to manipulate cleverly or trickily.
to trick or cheat.
(v.i.)to aim at an advantage by skillful maneuvering.
to act trickily; seek an advantage by trickery.
Idioms for jockey:
jockey for position,to maneuver so as to seek an advantage.
Origin of jockey:
1660–70; Jock a proper name
The art, character, or position, of a jockey; the personality of a jockey.
Go flatter Sawney for his jockeyship. uE000656637uE001 Chatterton.
Where can at last his jockeyship retire? Cowper.
the art, character, or position, of a jockey; the personality of a jockey