A coxswain, especially of a racing boat.
- 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.
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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.
mid 19th century: abbreviation.
- 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.
Entry from British & World English dictionary