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Coe

noun
  1. Sebastian, Baron. born 1956, English middle-distance runner, Conservative politician, and sports administrator: winner of the 1500 metres in the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games; held records at 800m, 1000m, 1500m, and a mile: member of parliament (1992–97), chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games of 2012
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n.

"hut built over a mine shaft," 1650s, from some source akin to Dutch kouw, German kaue in the same sense, from West Germanic *kauja-, an early borrowing of Latin cavea "hollow," from cavus "a hollow" (see cave (n.)).

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