- 1A horse-drawn carriage, especially a closed one.More example sentences
- It was a wonderful sight to see because many of the guests arrived in horse-drawn coaches and carriages.
- At the turn of the 20th century, he became landlord of the nearby Coach and Horses and ran a livery business from there with horse-drawn coaches and traps for hire.
- Horse-drawn coaches heading for Scotland have been replaced by commuters on the A1, which is right on the doorstep.
- 2A railroad car.More example sentences
- Two of the added displays that the museum will now have room to exhibit are velvet cushion chairs from an early railroad coach and a large rail cutting saw.
- After Skip met us in our coach, the five of us all went to the dining car for dinner.
- One does not sit in a first-class coach if the train ticket is for a second-class seat.
- 2.1North American (also coach class) Economy class seating in an aircraft or train: a transatlantic flight in coach isn’t the most pleasant experience the cheapest coach-class fareMore example sentences
- Our train consists of six coach class cars, a cafe car, and one business class car.
- Sale fares are available daily for Envoy class, but only between Monday and Thursday for coach class.
- It is the only major carrier to continue offering free meals in coach class on all flights after other airlines suspended meal service or started selling snacks as a way to cut costs.
- 3A bus, especially one that is comfortably equipped and used for longer journeys.More example sentences
- I think the only time I've ever been to Birmingham was on an evening coach journey for a school theatre trip, probably twenty years ago.
- Instead, we booked a nine-hour coach journey into Dallas, Texas, where we would stay for a couple of days, before moving down to Austin.
- She was allowed to sit at the front on the coach journey home, on her own, with the rest of the class huddled together in the back three rows.
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- In economy class accommodations in an aircraft or train: flying coachMore example sentences
- We normally ride coach and bring along some extra padding to make the seats more comfortable.
- Yoli and I were traveling coach to Chicago since the trip would be only ten hours.
mid 16th century (sense 1 of the noun): from French coche, from Hungarian kocsi (szekér) '(wagon) from Kocs', a town in Hungary.
- 1An athletic instructor or trainer.More example sentences
- He said his executive used trained coaches and referees to educate sports teachers in schools as a way of broadening participation in youth programmes.
- It's no secret that inner-city coaches in any sport have one of the toughest jobs in all of high school athletics.
- Either the football coach or an athletic trainer initiated the injury report.
- 1.1A tutor who gives private or specialized teaching.More example sentences
- His wife, Kelly, keeps busy as an English teacher and coach at Oakdale High School.
- Nature, of course, is improved upon by a phalanx of speech coaches, tutors, finishing lessons, cosmetics specialists and designers.
- I was thinking about how to prepare and hired a private coach.
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- 1Train or instruct (a team or player): he has coached the Edmeston Panthers for six yearsMore example sentences
- He is a quiet player on the court, he coaches teammates, but doesn't get very emotional one way or the other.
- Talented young players will be coached and trained at the Football Academy.
- For a time he coached swimmers, then moved into the business world.
- 1.1Give (someone) extra or private teaching: he was coached to speak more slowly and curb his hand gesturesMore example sentences
- I learned the finer points of grammar as a high schooler coaching elementary-school kids.
- In addition, retired dancers earn extra money coaching young artists so they can accept holiday engagements as guests in smaller companies.
- Parents first got their children privately coached by school teachers.
- 1.2Teach (a subject or sport) as a coach: a Washington realtor who coaches soccerMore example sentences
- Now retired, he spent his time teaching geography and coaching soccer, a life he loved very much.
- He began his teaching career in 1935 at Storer College, where he taught English and coached football.
- As a teacher Andy worked at the City of London School, where he coached cricket and rugby.
- 1.3Prompt or urge (someone) with instructions: he had improperly coached the witness to testify more crediblyMore example sentences
- The attorney representing the woman tried his best to coach the woman as instructed, and in an hour, the court reconvened.
- Over the prison phone, he'd been coaching his alibi witness to commit perjury, so he had to explain the general setup inside a courtroom.
- They collude, have unlimited access to finance, and bring witnesses who are coached to commit perjury.
early 18th century (as a verb): figuratively from coach1.