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jock

(1)
A programmer who is characterised by large and somewhat brute-force programs.

jock

(2)
When modified by another noun, describes a specialist in some particular computing area. The compounds "compiler jock" and "systems jock" seem to be the best-established examples.

jock

A slang term for a fighter pilot. The term is possibly derived from “jockey” or “jockstraps,” since those who wear the latter are usually athletic, manly, and rugged.
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Jock, 47, from Castle Douglas, yesterday welcomed the public support but said he had no intention of appealing.
Jock trained every day by running to the building site, which could be 15 miles away, and then ran home in the evening.
At issue for Jock, and OTC Elite coach Mark Rowland, who supported Jock's decision to leave, is the selection process used by USATF.
The beginning of the end for Tennessee's jock tax came during NHL collective bargaining negotiations.
Now Chartwell has a new Jock - Jock VI, a seven-monthold rescue kitten.
Jock died in the late 1950s, but now one of his stonemason's hammers has been donated to the cathedral by Coundon man Neil Starkie, who was given the tool by Jock's son Ron.
The jock called the brunette suddenly one afternoon and informed her that she had only one chance to answer his question: he was "shoving off" for the Pacific and he wanted her to marry him.
When Jock died in 1984, Betty decided to open her house, which she renamed Giraffe Manor, to visitors.
He said at the time: "We have never marked a pony's service before and we are doing it this time because Jock is the last in the whole of the Scunthorpe and Lancashire group.
Jock, who comes from Dumfries, spent four years at Durham, graduating in psychology and history.
In fact, the students were twice as likely to reject the jock label.