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A coxswain, especially of a racing boat.
- ‘And Aitkin seems to be destined to be our cox, in a strange reversal of tradition.’
- ‘Hodge's position in the eight-man crew was as stroke man, opposite the cox.’
- ‘‘Our cox was spending most of her time bailing us out,’ said Susannah.’
- ‘In return the cox steered and motivated the crew.’
- ‘Rowing conditions were perfect in particular for coxes who have to manoeuvre the course with care and skill.’
- ‘Of course, the whole problem could be avoided if the rowers would just keep their eyes on the cox.’
- ‘The diminutive Moynihan picked up an Olympic silver as a rowing cox in 1980.’
- ‘The cox aims to use their rudder as little as possible.’
- ‘I would never have become a cox if I had grown to the height of my brother.’
- ‘In total, over 100 coxes, coaches and club representatives attended the two sessions.’
- ‘Aseer's team consisted of four oarsmen and a cox.’
- ‘The Rowing Council are sponsoring three seminars educating coxes about the racing line on the Championship course.’
- ‘The responsibilities of the cox are emphasised together with the responsibilities of clubs to coach steering and navigation.’
- ‘The cox's shouts of ‘hold it up’ and ‘pull hard’ resonated clearly in my ears.’
- ‘France's cox goes in the drink after winning the lightweight eight.’
- ‘Only two coxes have not already represented their country at senior level.’
- ‘The cox gave the sprint call earlier than planned to get away from the Chinese.’
- ‘Not all the shorties want to be jockeys and coxes!’
- ‘The Sports Council contributed €5,000 towards the cost of sending rowers and coxes to these championships.’
- ‘In sweep rowing events, the rower nearest the cox - the stroke - is vital as they set the rhythm of the boat.’
Act as a coxswain for (a racing boat or crew)‘the winning eight was coxed by a woman’‘the coxed pairs’[no object] ‘he once coxed for Harvard’
- ‘A former Olympic event, the coxed pair has become less popular but these athletes were taking it very seriously.’
- ‘This is Schmunk's second year in the coxed pair after finishing fifth in 2001.’
- ‘The second race featured the open coxed four for those with the use of legs trunk and arms.’
- ‘Usually there is a boat full of tall men being coxed by a dwarf, but we've got a boat of midgets coxed by a six footer.’
- ‘In 2001 they won the World Championship in the coxless pairs and then in the coxed pairs.’
- ‘Richard, also 23, was a winner at Henley with Molesey in the Britannia Cup coxed fours.’
- ‘The two will now compete at this year's World Championships in a coxed pair.’
- ‘If you are coxing a small boat, steer 30° to starboard of the wind direction, at 6-8 knots.’
- ‘During the attempt Goodall acted as ‘helper’ aiding the team, coxing and calling strategy.’
- ‘Any traditional style, coxed passenger carrying boat may take part.’
- ‘Four members of the crew then went on to win S1 coxed fours in 12 mins 33 secs.’
- ‘My only concession to traditional or ‘Outdated’ methods of Marathon preparations was to cox rather than row.’
- ‘The road to the final was going to end for one crew in the men's coxed four.’
- ‘Egypt's coxswain, who also coxes his country's eight, propelled his boat into the lead.’
- ‘The racing opened with the men's coxed four repechage.’
- ‘France qualifies for the final in the coxed four’
- ‘At the World Championships in 2001 they not only won the pair, they took away a second gold medal in the coxed pair.’
- ‘After all, he had coxed the Peterhouse eight in his university days.’
- ‘The event is a sliding seat coxed four and the rowers must have some use of legs, trunk and arms,.’
- ‘Price discovered rowing in high school when a friend introduced him to coxing.’
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