Share this entry

Share this page

stagecoach

Syllabification: stage·coach
Pronunciation: /ˈstājˌkōCH
 
/

Definition of stagecoach in English:

noun

A large, closed horse-drawn vehicle formerly used to carry passengers and often mail along a regular route between two places.
Example sentences
  • Though the Pony Express lost money, it blazed routes later traveled by stagecoaches carrying passengers, freight, and bullion - Wells Fargo's bread and butter.
  • The main bridge out of town to the north, it carried stagecoaches between Carlisle and Kendal, and even Bonnie Prince Charlie's army in 1745, says Mr Marsh.
  • Beginning in 1838, the federal government transferred the mails from stagecoaches to railroads.

Words that rhyme with stagecoach

slowcoachcockroach

Definition of stagecoach in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtenəbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure