Definition of coxswain noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒksn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːksn//
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  1. 1the person who is in charge of a lifeboat and who controls its direction
  2. 2= cox
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from obsolete cock ‘small boat’ + swain. Compare with boatswain.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coxswain

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