cosh 1 (kŏsh) Chiefly British
A weighted weapon similar to a blackjack.
tr.v. coshed, cosh·ing, cosh·es
To attack or hit with or as if with this weapon.
[From Romani kašt, piece of wood, timber; akin to Sanskrit kāṣṭham, perhaps hypercorrection of Prakrit kaṭṭha, from earlier Indic *kṣṭa-; see sker-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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