jockey

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v jockey ride a racehorse as a professional jockey
    • v jockey defeat someone through trickery or deceit
    • v jockey compete (for an advantage or a position)
    • n jockey someone employed to ride horses in horse races
    • n jockey an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus "he's a truck jockey","a computer jockey","a disc jockey"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eddie Arcaro, one of the greatest jockeys in horse race history, rode 250 losers before he won his first race. Ultimately, Arcaro won 4,779 races including five Derby winners, six in the Preakness, and six in the Belmont Stakes, on such famous horses as Whirlaway, Citation, and Kelso.
    • Jockey A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.
    • Jockey A dealer in horses; a horse trader.
    • Jockey A professional rider of horses in races.
    • Jockey To maneuver oneself aggressivley or skillfully so as to achieve an advantage; as, he jockeyed himself into position to be noticed.
    • Jockey To maneuver; to move in an intricate manner so as to avoid obstacles; as, to jockey a large cabinet up a winding staircase.
    • Jockey To play or act the jockey; to cheat.
    • Jockey To play the jockey toward; to cheat; to trick; to impose upon in trade; as, to jockey a customer.
    • Jockey “ To jostle by riding against one.”
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Disc Jockey Alan Freed popularized the term "Rock and Roll."
    • n jockey [capitalized] A Northern English and Scotch diminutive of Jock, Jack; specifically, a Scotchman.
    • n jockey A strolling minstrel.
    • n jockey A groom; a rider or driver of horses; specifically, a man or boy employed to ride horses in races.
    • n jockey A dealer in horses; especially, a horse-dealer who is given to cheating; a tricky horse-trader: more commonly called a horse-jockey.
    • n jockey A cheat; one who deceives or takes undue advantage in trade: from the reputation of horse-traders for trickery.
    • n jockey In coal-mining, a self-acting apparatus carried on the front tub of a set for releasing it from the hauling-rope at a certain point.
    • n jockey In mech., same as jockey-wheel.
    • n jockey A thin walking-stick.
    • jockey To play the jockey to; trick; deceive in trade; hinder or defeat by trickery.
    • jockey To jostle against in racing.
    • jockey To act in the manner of a jockey; seek unfair advantage in a race, in dealing, etc.
    • n jockey Same as jockey-weight.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jockey jok′i a man (orig. a boy) who rides horses in a race: a horse-dealer: one who takes undue advantage in business
    • v.t Jockey to jostle by riding against: to cheat
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Quotations

  • Edouard Herriot
    Edouard Herriot
    “Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.”

Idioms

Jockey for position - If a number of people want the same opportunity and are struggling to emerge as the most likely candidate, they are jockeying for position.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock,; orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d Jack

Usage

In literature:

This jockey proved to be an old acquaintance, and although some 60 years of age, was still an excellent rider.
"Five Years in New Zealand" by Robert B. Booth
Calhoun jockeyed his small ship with infinite care.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
A long search did not, however, enable me to establish the date on which the Jockey Club was founded.
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
Somebody jockeyed it this way and that.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Crowds of course applauded Caesar, but only with the empty cheers they gave the jockeys or the preachers.
"The Arian Controversy" by H. M. Gwatkin
The gypsies lost considerably, and I saw clearly that the jockeys were cheating them most confoundedly.
"Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825" by George Borrow
Ultimately he became renowned as a crack rider, and one of the best steeple-chase jockeys on the turf in all competitions between gentlemen.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
He never threw away an inch, and his way of stealing foot by foot was worthy of any jockey.
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
He had always suspected the major of being a rocket jockey at heart and now he was certain.
"Sabotage in Space" by Carey Rockwell
He wore a cap and a brown jockey coat, trowsers, leggings, and highlows, and sported a single spur.
"George Borrow The Man and His Books" by Edward Thomas
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In poetry:

The driver—I'd known from a cow-boy,
His name—it was Sandy McThistle;
As clever a steeplechase jockey
As ever blew down a whistle!
"The Scotch Express —From Ireland" by T W Connor
This little instrument you see
Strapped on his back, shaped like a V,
Is a "Dumb Jockey" meant to train
The horse to bear the bit and rein.
"Schooling" by Mary Tourtel
`If Black Pudding loses I'm ruined;
I thought that the horse was a good-un,
But his skin's got so shiny and slippy
The jockey can't stick on his pudden'.
"The Bookmaker’s Daughter 1934" by Billy Bennett
One day Jim was chased by the sheriff,
His men rode like steeplechase jockeys.
That was the ending... when they caught him bending,
That's how Jim got shot in the Rockies!!!
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
For tha puts me i' mind ov a time long ago,
When thi father wor just sich a jockey as thee;
An tho' aw'm a widdy, an poor as a crow,
Ther'll be allus a bite an a sup for thee.
"Come Thi Ways In" by John Hartley
As through the throng on either hand
The old horse nears the judges' stand,
Beneath his jockey's feather-weight
He warms a little to his gait,
And now and then a step is tried
That hints of something like a stride.
"How The Old Horse Won The Bet" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Unbeaten Gemologist Scores KY Jockey Club .
Gemologist takes control in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs.
There will be no run for Tizway in the Grade I, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park next Saturday.
Martin Garbisu, maitre d' of the Jockey Club , 1988.
When I heard they had revamped The Jockey Club , Washington's bastion of the old guard and sanctuary for the well-heeled, my heart sank.
The management of the California Jockey Club and the Bay Meadows Operating Company, which trade together on a paired basis, said preliminary results showed they had won a proxy fight against a dissident shareholder group.
Jockey Club unveiled the 2013 logo Friday.
Flat Out returned to the scene of his latest triumph Sept 29—almost a year ago to the day—and won the $1 million TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr.
Jockey Club Gold Cup S (gr.
Jockey Club Gold Cup Contenders, Others Work.
Jockey Club Seeks Tougher Medication Rules.
The Jockey Club officially released its "Reformed Racing Medication Rules" March 30, but broad adoption of the policies hinges on action by regulators in all racing jurisdictions.
Jockey Club Website to Show Horse Injuries.
Maryland Jockey Club Announces 146 Day Race Schedule for 2012.
Unbeaten Gemologist Scores KY Jockey Club.
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In science:

Jockey: a user-space library for record-replay debugging.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
In the case of a horse race, for instance, a jockey riding a strongly favored horse may make more money if he secretly bets on the second most favored horse and then intentionally loses the race.
The Reality Game
This is an example of a self-defeating reality map: if jockeys misbehave, then as the horse becomes more popular, the ob jective probability that it will win decreases.
The Reality Game
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