Kog is Norwegian for a cockboat; Welsh, cwch; Italian,
cocca, etc.; and swain, Anglo-Saxon for a servant,
superintendent, or bailiff. (See Cockboat.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Coxswain from Fact Monster:
- Olympic Preview: Rowing - 2008 Summer Olympics rowing
- Pete Cipollone - Pete Cipollone Born: February 5, 1971 American Coxswain Won gold in the 2004 Olympics in the ...
- rowing - rowing rowing, the art of propelling a boat by means of oars operated by hand. Boats propelled by ...