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Three-letter words containing x or z
This is a list that may come in handy when playing word games, or completing a crossword. If challenged to think of three-letter words containing x or z, common words like box, six, zip, andzoo would doubtless come to mind - but you probably wouldn’t be able to come up with forty-six answers.
Here are all forty-six three-letter words containing x or z, in alphabetical order. The list includes such unusual terms as dzo (a crossbreed of a cow and a yak), lux (a unit of illumination), and saz(a kind of lute).
|axe||a chopping tool|
|cox||the person who steers a rowing boat|
|coz||archaic a cousin|
|dux||Scottish a top pupil at school|
|dzo||a crossbreed of a cow and a yak|
|fax||an electronic copy of a document|
|fez||a type of hat|
|fix||to attach or repair|
|hex||N. Amer. to cast a spell on someone|
|lax||not strict or careful enough|
|lox||N. Amer. smoked salmon|
|lux||a unit of illumination|
|mix||to blend or combine|
|pax||a call for a truce|
|pyx||a container for Communion bread|
|Rex||the reigning king|
|saz||a kind of lute|
|sex||being male or female|
|tax||money paid to a government|
|Uzi||a type of sub-machine gun|
|wax||substance used to make candles etc.|
|zag||a sharp change of direction|
|zed||the letter Z|
|zee||N. Amer. the letter Z|
|Zen||a type of Buddhism|
|zig||a sharp change of direction|
|zol||S. African a hand-rolled cigarette|
|zoo||a place where wild animals are kept|
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