cosh

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Symbol[edit]

cosh

  1. (trigonometry) The symbol of the hyperbolic function hyperbolic cosine.

Usage notes[edit]

The symbol cosh is prescribed by the ISO 80000-2:2019 standard. The symbol ch is also in use, and is especially favoured in French- and Russian-language texts.

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Romani košter (stick).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɒʃ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒʃ

Noun[edit]

cosh (plural coshes)

  1. A weapon made of leather-covered metal similar to a blackjack.
  2. A blunt instrument such as a bludgeon or truncheon.
  3. (UK, education, slang, dated) The cane.
    • 1959, Iona Opie, Peter Opie, The lore and language of schoolchildren (page 374)
      There is no need here to digress on the advantages or otherwise of using a 'cosh' in schools []
    • 2019, John Loveday, The Boy from Rod Alley (page 115)
      Often, he walked around the room with the cosh in his hand, taking slashes at legs that happened to stray sideways []
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

cosh (third-person singular simple present coshes, present participle coshing, simple past and past participle coshed)

  1. (transitive) To strike with a weapon of this kind.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cosh (comparative more cosh, superlative most cosh)

  1. (Scotland) cosy; snug

Anagrams[edit]


Manx[edit]

Noun[edit]

cosh

  1. (obsolete, except for set phrases) dative singular of cass
    ry-choshon foot
    fo choshunderfoot

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cosh chosh gosh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.