I. noun Etymology: perhaps from Romany kaš, kašt stick, piece of wood Date: 1869 chiefly British a weighted weapon similar to a blackjack II. transitive verb Date: 1896 chiefly British to strike or assault with or as if with a cosh

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  • Cosh — may refer to: Hyperbolic cosine, a mathematical function with notation cosh(x) A blunt metal stick used as a weapon, also known as a blackjack Various sorts of blunt instrument (bludgeon, truncheon, piece of lead pipe, piece of flexible tubing… …   Wikipedia

  • cosh — cosh·er; cosh·er·er; cosh·ery; cosh; …   English syllables

  • cosh — v. t. to hit (someone) with a cosh or similar bludgeon, usually on the head. [slang] [WordNet 1.5 + PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cosh — n. a piece of leather covered metal with a flexible handle; used for hitting people. [slang] Syn: blackjack, sap. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cosh — v. 1. . [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cosh — Brit. ► NOUN ▪ a thick heavy stick or bar used as a weapon. ► VERB ▪ hit on the head with a cosh. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • cosh — [käsh] n. [Brit slang < Romany, contr. < koshter, a skewer, stick] [Brit. Slang] a blackjack, bludgeon, or similar weapon vt. [Brit. Slang] to strike with a cosh …   English World dictionary

  • cosh — index cudgel Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cosh — cosh,   Funktionszeichen für den Hyperbelkosinus (Cosinus hyperbolicus), eine Hyperbelfunktion …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cosh — stout stick, 1869, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cosh — Cosinus hyperbolique Graphe de la fonction cosinus hyperbolique sur une partie de Le cosinus hyperbolique est, en mathématiques, une fonction hyperbolique. Sommaire …   Wikipédia en Français

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