jockey

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jockey (plural jockeys)

  1. One who rides racehorses competitively.
  2. That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that rides over the resistance wire
  3. An operator of some machinery or apparatus.
  4. (dated) A dealer in horses; a horse trader.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Macaulay to this entry?)
  5. (dated) A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.
  6. (UK, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.
  7. (Ireland, crime, slang) A rapist.

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jockey (third-person singular simple present jockeys, present participle jockeying, simple past and past participle jockeyed)

  1. To ride (a horse) in a race.
  2. To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.
  3. To cheat or trick.

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jockey

  1. jockey (rider)

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From English

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jockey m (plural jockeys)

  1. jockey

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jockey m (invariable)

  1. jack, knave (playing card)
  2. jockey