noun (1)
\ ˈkäks How to pronounce cox (audio) \

Definition of cox

 (Entry 1 of 3)


coxed; coxing; coxes

Definition of cox (Entry 2 of 3)


noun (2)
\ ˈkäks How to pronounce COX (audio) \

Definition of COX (Entry 3 of 3)

: cyclooxygenase often used with the number 1 or 2 to indicate one of the two variants of the enzyme

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Other Words from cox

Noun (1)

coxed \ ˈkäkst How to pronounce coxed (audio) \ adjective
coxless \ ˈkäks-​ləs How to pronounce coxless (audio) \ adjective

Examples of cox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Second varsity Woodinville native Rielly Milne at cox, Evan Olson of Bothell (sixth seat), Tennyson Federspiel of Bellevue (fifth), Samuel Halbert of Woodinville (third), Jake Zier of Orcas Island (second), and Eric Benca of Mercer Island (bow). Terry Wood, The Seattle Times, "UW men’s crew looks to join women with national title, too," 31 May 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Jillian Jernas coxed Danielle Wilson, Darby Brooks, Magdalena Pasternak and Jacinta Kendall across the finish line in 8:35.37. Iliana Limón Romero,, "UCF wins fourth consecutive AAC rowing title," 12 May 2018 The Huskies, coxed by Marley Avritt, took an early lead and won by two boat lengths of open water. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Washington women sweep semifinal races at NCAA championships," 27 May 2017

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First Known Use of cox

Noun (1)

1869, in the meaning defined above


1881, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1990, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cox

Noun (2)

by shortening & alteration

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Dictionary Entries near cox

cow waddy


cow yard



COX-2 inhibitor


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English Language Learners Definition of cox

: a person who steers a rowing boat in races


\ ˈkäks\

Medical Definition of COX

: cyclooxygenase often used with the number 1 or 2 to indicate one of the two variants of the enzyme Aspirin and older NSAIDs affect both COX enzymes, reducing pain and inflammation but also increasing the risk of stomach ulcers and bleeding.Food & Fitness Advisor, December 2004 — see cox-1, cox-2

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