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cosh 1

(kŏsh) Chiefly British
n.
A weighted weapon similar to a blackjack.
tr.v. coshed, cosh·ing, cosh·es
To attack or hit with or as if with this weapon.

[From Romani kašt, piece of wood, timber; akin to Sanskrit kāṣṭham, perhaps hypercorrection of Prakrit kaṭṭha, from earlier Indic *kr̥ṣṭa-; see sker-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

cosh 2

abbr.
hyperbolic cosine

cosh

(kɒʃ)
n
1. (Tools) a blunt weapon, often made of hard rubber; bludgeon
2. an attack with such a weapon
vb (tr)
to hit with such a weapon, esp on the head
[C19: from Romany kosh, from koshter skewer, stick]

cosh

(kɒʃ; ˈkɒsˈeɪtʃ)
n
(Mathematics) hyperbolic cosine; a hyperbolic function, cosh z = (ez + e–z), related to cosine by the expression cosh iz = cos z, where i = √–1
[C19: from cos(ine) + h(yperbolic)]

cosh1

(kɒʃ)

n. Chiefly Brit. Slang.
1. a blackjack; bludgeon.
v.t.
2. to hit on the head with a cosh.
[1865–70; perhaps < Romany kosh, koshter stick]

cosh2

(kɒʃ)

n.
hyperbolic cosine.
[1870–75; cos (ine) + h (yperbolic)]

cosh


Past participle: coshed
Gerund: coshing

Imperative
cosh
cosh
Present
I cosh
you cosh
he/she/it coshes
we cosh
you cosh
they cosh
Preterite
I coshed
you coshed
he/she/it coshed
we coshed
you coshed
they coshed
Present Continuous
I am coshing
you are coshing
he/she/it is coshing
we are coshing
you are coshing
they are coshing
Present Perfect
I have coshed
you have coshed
he/she/it has coshed
we have coshed
you have coshed
they have coshed
Past Continuous
I was coshing
you were coshing
he/she/it was coshing
we were coshing
you were coshing
they were coshing
Past Perfect
I had coshed
you had coshed
he/she/it had coshed
we had coshed
you had coshed
they had coshed
Future
I will cosh
you will cosh
he/she/it will cosh
we will cosh
you will cosh
they will cosh
Future Perfect
I will have coshed
you will have coshed
he/she/it will have coshed
we will have coshed
you will have coshed
they will have coshed
Future Continuous
I will be coshing
you will be coshing
he/she/it will be coshing
we will be coshing
you will be coshing
they will be coshing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coshing
you have been coshing
he/she/it has been coshing
we have been coshing
you have been coshing
they have been coshing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coshing
you will have been coshing
he/she/it will have been coshing
we will have been coshing
you will have been coshing
they will have been coshing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coshing
you had been coshing
he/she/it had been coshing
we had been coshing
you had been coshing
they had been coshing
Conditional
I would cosh
you would cosh
he/she/it would cosh
we would cosh
you would cosh
they would cosh
Past Conditional
I would have coshed
you would have coshed
he/she/it would have coshed
we would have coshed
you would have coshed
they would have coshed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cosh - a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people
bludgeon - a club used as a weapon
Verb1.cosh - hit with a cosh, usually on the head
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
Translations

cosh

[kɒʃ] (Brit)
A. Nporra f, cachiporra f
B. VTaporrear

cosh

[ˈkɒʃ] (British)
n (= club) → matraque f
vtmatraquer

cosh

vtauf den Schädel schlagen, eins über den Schädel ziehen (+dat) (inf)
n (= instrument)Totschläger m; (= blow)Schlag m(auf den Kopf)

cosh

[kɒʃ] (Brit)
2. vt (fam) → pestare, manganellare
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