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intr. & tr.v. coxed, cox·ing, cox·es
To act as coxswain or serve as coxswain for.
(Nautical Terms) a coxswain, esp of a racing eight or four
(Nautical Terms) to act as coxswain of (a boat)
1. (Biography) Brian (Edward). born 1968, English physicist, educator, and broadcaster; noted esp for his TV programmes on physics and astronomy
2. (Biography) David. 1783–1859, English landscape painter
1. a coxswain.v.t.
2. to act as coxswain to (a boat).
[1865–70; by shortening]
Past participle: coxed
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|Noun||1.||Cox - either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin|
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Cox-1, cyclooxygenase-1 - an enzyme that regulates prostaglandins that are important for the health of the stomach lining and kidneys; "an unfortunate side effect of NSAIDs is that they block Cox-1"
|2.||cox - the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew|
|Verb||1.||cox - act as the coxswain, in a boat race|