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Definition the person in charge of a boat (small ship) — such as a boat used in rowing competition
  • Her diminutive size is well suited to being the coxswain.
  • He is the coxswain at Harvard.
  • Benjamin Pump was invariably the coxswain and net caster of Richard's boat...
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • And the coxswain, Israel Hands, was a careful, wily, old, experienced seaman who could be trusted at a pinch with almost anything.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • coxswain = the person in charge of a boat (small ship)
  • The gig was already lowered, and in it were four oarsmen and a coxswain.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Shall I have a cox-comb of frieze?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Cox' my passion! give me your hand:—how does your drum?
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • Gisela's teenage daughters were flirting with Trina Cox's teenage sons, who were frankly pretty fine.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Wonder if he's going to make me his coxswain.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Cox and Greenwood; but the Major being in Madras at the time, had no particular call for coals.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • I made my way up the aisle, wedging myself three to a seat beside Jane Todd and Guylinda Cox, already dozing.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • His close friend, the lawyer Cox Sproule, was a different matter.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The longboat's coxswain took the tiller; his four companions leaned into their oars; the moorings were cast off and we pulled clear.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • At all events, the Lord High Admiral couldn't command a yawl with dignity, if he consulted the cockswain every time he wished to go ashore.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • The Coxes were wondering last night whether she would get into any great family.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • I voted for Cox, I voted for Al Smith, and I voted for Roosevelt.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • As he was now it would be like Wally Cox taking on Boom Boom Mancini.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • First Mate Cox had told her about it, probably hoping to frighten her because he was that sort of person.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • He said, just now, before he went out, he should send word to Cox to distrain, if Fowler didn't come and pay up his arrears this week.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • All to myself, or is it Box and Cox?
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach

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