Definitions for jockstrapˈdʒɒkˌstræp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jock•strapˈdʒɒkˌstræp(n.)

  1. an elasticized belt with a pouch for supporting the genitals, worn as an undergarment by men esp. while participating in athletics.

    Category: Clothing

    Ref: Also called athletic supporter.

Origin of jockstrap:

1895–1900; jock male organ (cf. jack in sense “male” and jockey ) +strap

Princeton's WordNet

  1. athletic supporter, supporter, suspensor, jockstrap, jock(noun)

    a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise

Wiktionary

  1. jockstrap(Noun)

    An athletic supporter worn by men to support the genitals during strenuous exercise.

  2. Origin: from the earlier forms bike jockey strap and jockey strap.

Freebase

  1. Jockstrap

    A jockstrap is an undergarment originally designed for supporting the male genitalia during sports or other vigorous physical activity. More recently, 'fashion jockstraps' have become popular as regular underwear worn by men as an alternative to other styles. Jockstraps for athletic purposes are most commonly worn in North America. A jockstrap consists of a waistband with a support pouch for the genitalia and two elastic straps affixed to the base of the pouch and to the left and right sides of the waistband at the hip. The pouch, in some varieties, may be fitted with a pocket to hold an impact resistant cup to protect the testicles and/or the penis from injury, such as penile fracture. Fashion jockstraps follow the design of sports models but appear in a variety of colours and fabrics.

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