Recent Examples of ox from the Web
Elk, wolves, reindeer, or musk oxen eat the dead grass underneath the snow by pushing the snow away with their horns, snouts, or hooves.
Today, on the outskirts of town, peasants riding ox carts and dump trucks heading to Hpakant line up at candy-cane striped sawhorses wrapped in barbed wire.
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Definition of ox-
: oxygen oxacillin
Origin and Etymology of ox-
French, from oxygène
OX Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ox for English Language Learners
: a bull that has had its sex organs removed
: a cow or bull
OX Defined for Kids
Definition of ox for Students
1 : a male or female of common domestic cattle or a closely related animal (as a yak)
2 : an adult castrated male ox used especially for hauling loads
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