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Syllabification: cox
Pronunciation: /käks
 
/

noun

A coxswain, especially of a racing boat.
Example sentences
  • 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 [no object]: he once coxed for Harvard
More example sentences
  • 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.

More
  • The cox or coxswain (Middle English) is the person who steers a racing boat or similar craft. The cox part is from the old word cock (Late Middle English) ‘small boat’, which is not related to the bird but to Latin caudex or codex ‘block of wood’. The second half of the word, swain (Old English), now means ‘a country youth or peasant’ but was originally ‘a young man attending a knight’ and ‘a male servant or attendant’. It is also the second half of boatswain (Late Middle English) (often abbreviated to bo'sun), a ship's officer in charge of equipment and the crew.

Derivatives

coxless

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adjective
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with cox

box, detox, fox, Foxe, Knox, lox, outfox, ox, phlox, pox, Stocks

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COX2

Syllabification: COX
Pronunciation: /käks
 
/

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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Cox3

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(in full Cox's orange pippin)

noun

An English eating apple of a variety with a red-tinged green skin.

Origin

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

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