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cox

[koks] /kɒks/
noun
1.
verb (used with object)
2.
to act as coxswain to (a boat).
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; short form
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British Dictionary definitions for coxing

cox

/kɒks/
noun
1.
a coxswain, esp of a racing eight or four
verb
2.
to act as coxswain of (a boat)
Derived Forms
coxless, adjective

Cox

/kɒks/
noun
1.
David. 1783–1859, English landscape painter
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Word Origin and History for coxing

Cox

surname, from early 16c., earlier Cocks (c.1300), in many cases from cock (n.1), which apparently was used as a personal name in Old English, also as a familiar term for a boy, later used of apprentices, servants, etc. Perhaps in some cases for the sign of an inn. In some cases perhaps from cook (n.), or Welsh coch "red."

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