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  1. Jacob Sech·ler [sech-ler], /ˈsɛtʃ lər/, 1854–1951, U.S. political reformer: led a group of unemployed marchers (Coxey's army ) in 1894 from Ohio to Washington, D.C., to petition Congress for legislation to create jobs and relieve poverty.

Words Nearby Coxey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Coxey in a sentence

  • And it would be so small a part of Coxey's army that the main body would march on and never miss it.

    The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
  • Mother Meadows wished "that man Coxey had never been born," so weary did she get of the Coxey song.

  • In a few days the soldiers came back escorting the Coxey prisoners.

  • Coxey happened to swallow one, and said he wouldn't lie down for a week for fear of puncturing himself.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck | R. Pitcher Woodward
  • Coxey brayed to the men to "get a move on," but Skates and I amused ourselves by sucking icicles hanging from our bangs.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck | R. Pitcher Woodward