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Definition of coxswain noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    coxswain

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈkɑksn//
     
     
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  1. 1 (also cox) the person who controls the direction of a racing boat while other people are rowing
  2. 2 the person who is in charge of a lifeboat and who controls its direction
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: coxswain