from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A coxswain.
  • intransitive & transitive verb To act as coxswain or serve as coxswain for.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A coxcomb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A coxcomb; a simpleton; a gull.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A coxswain of a boat, especially of a racing crew.
  • verb To act as coxswain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew
  • noun either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin
  • verb act as the coxswain, in a boat race


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