Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Cambridge University, the position or rank of a wrangler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The honor or position of being a wrangler at the University of Cambridge, England.

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  • noun The honor or position of being a wrangler at the University of Cambridge, England.

Etymologies

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wrangler +‎ -ship

Examples

  • They seem to think that the noble foundations of our old universities are hardly fulfilling their functions in their present posture of half-clerical seminaries, half racecourses, where men are trained to win a senior wranglership, [47] or a double-first, [47] as horses are trained to win a cup, with as little reference to the needs of after-life in the case of a man as in that of the racer.

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

  • P'ing Erh, aware of the close intimacy that existed between lady Feng and Mrs. Ch'in, speedily took upon herself to decide, and selecting a piece of silk, and two small gold medals, (bearing the wish that he should attain) the highest degree, the senior wranglership, she handed them to the servants who had come over, to take away.

    Hung Lou Meng, Book I Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • They seem to think that the noble foundations of our old universities are hardly fulfilling their functions in their present posture of half-clerical seminaries, half racecourses, where men are trained to win a senior wranglership, or a double-first, as horses are trained to win a cup, with as little reference to the needs of after-life in the case of a man as in that of the racer.

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

  • He might, he thought, attain to about a tenth wranglership in the Mathematical Tripos, which would insure him a fellowship at his college; but this, although he valued academic distinctions very highly, did not seem an end worth two years of work, and he determined to devote the remainder of his time at the

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 1

  • The tea and the towel combined are irresistible: the result is always the senior wranglership.

    The Angel and the Author, and others

  • They seem to think that the noble foundations of our old universities are hardly fulfilling their functions in their present posture of half-clerical seminaries, half racecourses, where men are trained to win a senior wranglership, [51] or a double-first, [52] as horses are trained to win a cup, with as little reference to the needs of after-life in the case of a man as in that of the racer.

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

  • They seem to think that the noble foundations of our old universities are hardly fulfilling their functions in their present posture of half-clerical seminaries, half racecourses, where men are trained to win a senior wranglership, or a double-first, as horses are trained to win a cup, with as little reference to the needs of after-life in the case of the man as in that of the racer.

    Science & Education

  • They seem to think that the noble foundations of our old universities are hardly fulfilling their functions in their present posture of half-clerical seminaries, half racecourses, where men are trained to win a senior wranglership, or a double-first, as horses are trained to win a cup, with as little reference to the needs of after-life in the case of the man as in that of the racer.

    Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews

  • At all times of the year you may see solitary men in wherries; while the boat-clubs for the formal spring-races are a convenient outlet for college emulation -- the 'top of the river' being an honour hardly inferior to the senior wranglership.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 440 Volume 17, New Series, June 5, 1852

  • When Paley, [490] then in his third year, determined to make a push for the senior wranglership, which he got, Wilson was recommended to him as a tutor.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

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