OTHER WORDS FROM jockeyjock·ey·like, jock·ey·ish, adjectivejock·ey·ship, noun
How to use jockey in a sentence
It gets at the whole “cynical jockeying for power” aspect of the series, plus it sounds pretty intense—and campy!Game of Thrones’ Ep. 7 ‘Mockingbird’ Recap: Conscious Coupling (and Uncoupling)|Andrew Romano|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now House Republicans are “jockeying” to get on the proposed Benghazi committee.
And everyone is jockeying to be the next speaker of the House behind Boehner.Michael Steele on the ‘I Told You So’ Caucus Getting the Shutdown Right|Lloyd Grove|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Maybe coherent resolutions will emerge from the inevitable jockeying.
The assumption that Boehner's departure is imminent has set off a round of jockeying for the positions that would open up.
Jack Hamlin was here, and was jockeying to stop him, and interfered.
We must swallow it and the reputation of 'jockeying' with the Wheat Trust, too.
Well, he has earned it fairly this time, more so than by jockeying us over it as he tried to do before.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley|Bertram Mitford
Jockeying the ship carefully, Meta brought it down on a flat shelf near the cave mouth.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
Notwithstanding this, we can beat them, but the race requires the finest jockeying.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
British Dictionary definitions for jockey
- (tr) to ride (a horse) in a race
- (intr) to ride as a jockey