There are 3 definitions of COX in English:

COX1

Syllabification: COX

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

Biochemistry
The enzyme cyclooxygenase, which is required for the formation of prostaglandins and is blocked by painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen.

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There are 3 definitions of COX in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɒks
 
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noun

A coxswain, especially of a racing boat.
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  • The Rowing Council are sponsoring three seminars educating coxes about the racing line on the Championship course.
  • Rowing conditions were perfect in particular for coxes who have to manoeuvre the course with care and skill.
  • Aseer's team consisted of four oarsmen and a cox.

verb

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Act as a coxswain for (a racing boat or crew): the winning eight was coxed by a woman (as adjective coxed) the coxed pairs
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  • If you are coxing a small boat, steer 30° to starboard of the wind direction, at 6-8 knots.
  • The event is a sliding seat coxed four and the rowers must have some use of legs, trunk and arms,.
  • Any traditional style, coxed passenger carrying boat may take part.

Origin

mid 19th century: abbreviation.

Derivatives

coxless

adjective
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  • Profiting from the change were the second set of repechage crews, including the men's coxless fours.
  • In the men's coxless fours Hong Kong took the first heat in 6: 29.12, ahead of China, India and Japan.
  • He continues to row and compete to this day and won the championships in coxless pair in 2000.

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There are 3 definitions of COX in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɒks
 
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(in full Cox's orange pippin)

noun

An English eating apple of a variety with a red-tinged green skin.
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  • People will soon switch to Coxes as the Granny Smiths become too expensive.
  • Instead, opt for a locally grown Cox, Discovery or Bramley apple.
  • They were a sheer delight alongside a roundel of sweet, caramelised Cox's orange pippin and a dusky port wine.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after R. Cox (died 1845), the English amateur fruit grower who first grew it (1825).