One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a jockey) be weighed before a race.
- ‘They must not weigh in at more than a pound less than they weighed out.’
- ‘The original concept is to have your clients weigh in the week before Thanksgiving and then weigh out during the first week of January.’
- ‘Jockeys weigh out with the clerk of scales in order to earn their mount fees.’
- ‘If the new rules are passed, a jockey will be paid only when he is officially weighed out, and he will not be paid if he elects not to ride.’
- ‘Jockeys started to weigh out in kilograms instead of stones and pounds.’
- ‘Amazingly, Carberry nearly missed the ride after weighing out with only a minute and a half to spare.’
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