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cox

[ koks ]
/ kɒks /
Informal.
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noun

verb (used with object)

to act as coxswain to (a boat).

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Origin of cox

First recorded in 1865–70; short form

Definition for cox (2 of 2)

Cox
[ koks ]
/ kɒks /

noun

James Middleton, 1870–1957, U.S. journalist and politician.
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British Dictionary definitions for cox (1 of 2)

cox
/ (kɒks) /

noun

a coxswain, esp of a racing eight or four

verb

to act as coxswain of (a boat)

Derived forms of cox

coxless, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for cox (2 of 2)

Cox
/ (kɒks) /

noun

David. 1783–1859, English landscape painter
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