athletic supporter

noun

Definition of athletic supporter

: a supporter (as of elasticized fabric) for the genitals worn by men participating in sports or strenuous activities

Examples of athletic supporter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under your theory, male athletes would be required to wear sports bras and tampons/napkins and female athletes would have to wear athletic supporters and cups. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Shared dog custody gives divorcing couple reason to keep fighting," 7 Apr. 2020 Under your theory, male athletes would be required to wear sports bras and tampons/napkins and female athletes would have to wear athletic supporters and cups. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Canine custody keeps former spouses in doghouse," 7 Apr. 2020 Under your theory, male athletes would be required to wear sports bras and tampons/napkins and female athletes would have to wear athletic supporters and cups. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Canine custody keeps former spouses in doghouse," 7 Apr. 2020 The pitch that was a strike, a foul tip actually, caroming straight off the athletic supporter of catcher Gary Sanchez. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Yankees bullpen goes nuts: 13 strikeouts to save the season in wild-card win over Twins," 4 Oct. 2017 This new athletic supporter ranges in size from XXS to XL and is specifically designed for women who have undergone single or bilateral mastectomy. Health.com, "This Athleta Sports Bra Was Specifically Designed for Women Who Have Had a Mastectomy," 9 Oct. 2017 This new athletic supporter ranges in size from XXS to XL and is specifically designed for women who have undergone single or bilateral mastectomy. Rozalynn S. Frazier, PEOPLE.com, "This Athleta Sports Bra Was Specifically Designed for Women Who Have Had a Mastectomy," 9 Oct. 2017 But anyone who thinks said protection is adequate in the case of a direct hit is welcome to put on an athletic supporter and have friends throw baseballs at his groin. Ted Berg, USA TODAY, "Yanks' Sanchez stays in wild-card game after foul ball to groin," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of athletic supporter

1899, in the meaning defined above

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22 Apr 2020

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“Athletic supporter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/athletic%20supporter. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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athletic supporter

noun

Medical Definition of athletic supporter

: a supporter for the genitals worn by boys and men participating in sports or strenuous activities

called also jockstrap

— see cup entry 1 sense 3a(1)

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