Definition of Athletic supporter

1. Noun. A support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise.

Exact synonyms: Jock, Jockstrap, Supporter, Suspensor
Generic synonyms: Man's Clothing, Protective Garment

Definition of Athletic supporter

1. Noun. An elastic garment supporting and defending male genitalia from modest injury. A jock strap. ¹

2. Noun. A cheerleader or booster of a team. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Athletic Supporter

athlete's girdle
athlete's girdles
athlete's heart
athletic competition
athletic contest
athletic facility
athletic field
athletic game
athletic heart
athletic injuries
athletic protector
athletic protectors
athletic sock
athletic supporters
athletic training
athletic type
athletic wear

Literary usage of Athletic supporter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. B.I. Barnato: A Memoir by Harry Raymond (1897)
"An ever active and athletic supporter took off his coat and, leaping from the stage, personally assisted in ejecting the worst of the noisy disturbers, ..."

2. White and Martin's Genito-urinary surgery and venereal diseases by James William White (1918)
"The dressing consists of gauze held in place by a crossed bandage of the perineum, or an athletic supporter. ..."

3. An Outline of Genito-urinary Surgery by George Gilbert Smith (1919)
"When ambulatory, the sufferer from epididymitis will get a good deal of relief from wearing an elastic athletic supporter. The application of various drugs, ..."

4. Urogenital Therapeutics, Medical and Surgical: A Treatise on the Practical by Filipp Kreissl (1908)
"... a strip of adhesive plaster or the ordinary "athletic" supporter. Antiseptic ointments will be found useful after Ointments the ulcer has become clean. ..."

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