Definition of “cox” - English Dictionary

“cox” in British English

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coxnoun [ C ]

uk /kɒks/ us /kɑːks/ formal coxswain, uk /ˈkɒk.sən/ us /ˈkɑːk-/

the person who sits in the back of a rowing boat and controls its direction:

Coxes are often small, light people.

coxverb [ I or T ]

uk /kɒks/ us /kɑːks/

to act as a cox:

She coxed for her college for three seasons.
He coxed the winning eight.

COXnoun [ U ]

uk /kɒks/ us /kɑːks/ specialized

an abbreviation for cyclooxygenase: an enzyme that causes a chemical reaction in the body, one of the results of which is pain and inflammation (= red, painful, swollen areas). There are two different kinds of COX, COX-1 and COX-2:

(Definition of “cox” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)