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Clothes and accessories worn for sports and leisure

box

noun

a hard cover worn by men to protect their sex organs when playing sports

jersey

noun

a shirt worn as part of a uniform in sports such as football

jockstrap

noun

a tight piece of underwear that a man wears to support his sex organs when he is playing sport

jogging suit

noun

a set of loose clothes that you wear especially when you are doing exercise

kit

noun

clothes and equipment needed for a sport

leotard

noun

a piece of clothing that covers the body tightly from the neck to the top of the legs and is used for dancing or exercising

shell suit

noun

sports clothes that people often wear as ordinary clothes, consisting of a jacket and trousers made of very thin brightly coloured cloth. Shell suits were popular among working-class people in the 1990s.

shin guard

noun

a shin pad

shin pad

noun

an object that you wear inside your socks to protect your shins when you are playing games such as football and rugby

shirt

noun

the part of a sports strip that covers the top part of a player’s body

shoulder pad

noun

a large piece of hard plastic that is worn under a shirt to protect a player’s shoulders in the sport of American football

silks

noun

the bright coloured shirt worn by a jockey (=someone who rides a horse in a race)

singlet

noun

a shirt with no sleeves that you wear to play some sports such as basketball

strip

noun

a uniform worn by the players in a team

sweats

noun

a jogging suit

sweats

noun

sweatpants

sweatsuit

noun

a jogging suit

tennis shoe

noun

a shoe with a rubber sole (=bottom) that is used for playing tennis and other sports

tracksuit

noun

loose trousers and a loose top that you wear especially before or after exercising

trakky daks

noun

tracksuit trousers

warm-ups

noun

a tracksuit

wetsuit

noun

a suit made of rubber that people wear for water sports such as diving and surfing

whites

noun

special white clothes that people often wear for playing sports such as tennis or cricket

wristband

noun

something that you wear around your wrist, for example when you are playing sport

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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