Jockeyship

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jockeyship The art, character, or position, of a jockey; the personality of a jockey. "Go flatter Sawney for his jockeyship .""Where can at last his jockeyship retire?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jockeyship The art or practice of riding horses, especially in races.
    • n jockeyship A quasi-honorary title given in jest or banter.
    • n jockeyship The practice of deceiving in horse-dealing; hence, in trade, trickery; sharp practice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Jockeyship the art or practice of a jockey
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dim. of Jock, northern Eng. for Jack.

Usage

In literature:

And now commenced another game of Jockeyship.
"Astoria Or, Anecdotes Of An Enterprise Beyond The Rocky Mountains" by Washington Irving
It presented to my mind no other idea than is contained in the word jockeyship.
"The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume IV. 1794-1796." by Thomas Paine
Mr. Madgin's chief aim in life was to ride other people's hobbies, and be well paid for his jockeyship.
"The Argosy" by Various
It presented to my mind no other idea than is contained in the word jockeyship.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Then a great cheer broke out, for a splendid bit of jockeyship.
"Fast as the Wind" by Nat Gould
Knowledge of pace is a rare gift or acquisition which is essential to successful jockeyship.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
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