jockey definition

  • noun:
    • Sports One who rides horses in races, especially as an occupation.
    • Slang a person who runs a specified car, device, or unit: a bus jockey; some type of computer jockey.
    • a person who rides racehorses competitively.
    • That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that trips within the opposition cable
    • An operator of some equipment or equipment.
    • a specialist rider of ponies in races.
    • A dealer in ponies; a horse investor.
    • A cheat; one given to razor-sharp training in trade.
    • [capitalized] A Northern English and Scotch diminutive of Jock, Jack; specifically, a Scotchman.
    • A strolling minstrel.
    • A groom; a rider or motorist of horses; especially, a guy or guy utilized to ride horses in events.
    • A dealer in horses; specifically, a horse-dealer who's given to cheating; a tricky horse-trader: more commonly known as a horse-jockey.
    • A cheat; a person who deceives or takes excessive advantage in trade: from the standing of horse-traders for trickery.
    • In coal-mining, a self-acting apparatus continued leading tub of a collection for releasing it through the hauling-rope at a particular point.
    • In mech., identical to jockey-wheel.
    • A thin walking-stick.
    • Same as jockey-weight.
    • an operator of some automobile or device or apparatus
    • some one employed to ride horses in horse races
  • verb-transitive:
    • Sports To drive (a horse) as jockey.
    • To direct or maneuver by cleverness or skill: jockeyed the vehicle into a good area.
    • To trick; cheat.
    • “ To jostle by operating against one.”
    • to try out the jockey toward; to cheat; to trick; to impose upon in trade.
    • to go; to maneuver in an intricate way so as to stay away from obstacles.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Sports To drive a horse in a race.
    • To maneuver for a certain place or benefit: jockeying for a promotion.
    • to use trickery.
    • to try out or work the jockey; to cheat.
    • to move oneself aggressivley or skillfully so as to achieve a benefit.
  • verb:
    • To drive (a horse) in a race.
    • to go (some thing) by ability for your benefit.
    • To cheat or fool.
    • beat some body through trickery or deceit
    • trip a racehorse as an expert jockey
    • compete (for an edge or a position)
  • others:
    • to relax and play the jockey to; technique; deceive in trade; hinder or defeat by trickery.
    • To jostle against in rushing.
    • To act in the manner of a jockey; look for unjust advantage in a race, in working, etc.

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