coach·​man | \ ˈkōch-mən How to pronounce coachman (audio) \

Definition of coachman

: a man who drives a coach or carriage

Examples of coachman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Noah Penn, who died in 1888, came to Dallas as a coachman, later helped found El Bethel Baptist Church and is also buried in the African American section. Maggie Kelleher, Dallas News, 26 Apr. 2021 Frances, now the mother of four, had a cook, a gardener, a coachman, and housemaids. Dorothy Wickenden, The New Yorker, 18 Jan. 2021 These include people like Wilhelmina Morgenweck, a German immigrant who married Heurich coachman Jim Muir and then went by Minnie. Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2020 Born into slavery around 1740, Louverture worked as a coachman on a plantation in Saint-Domingue (later Haiti). Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Sep. 2020 Some of the first victims of the epidemic were the wife of the president’s personal secretary and the wife and child of Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson’s coachman. National Geographic, 5 May 2020 At the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31, will every Uber and Lyft driver in the state, plus all the other affected workers, turn into employees, like Cinderella’s coachmen transforming back into mice? Carolyn Said,, 16 Sep. 2019 There’s also a fanciful hat shop created by proprietor Ron McKeever that displays coachman top hats, bowlers, newsboy hats and fedoras. Stephanie Wright Hession, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Mar. 2018 Steampunk Santa had brass gadgets affixed to a black coachman's hat and light-up shoes. Dina Litovsky, National Geographic, 26 July 2016

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First Known Use of coachman

1579, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2021

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“Coachman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of coachman

in the past : a man whose job was driving a carriage pulled by horses


coach·​man | \ ˈkōch-mən How to pronounce coachman (audio) \
plural coachmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of coachman

: a person whose business is driving a coach or carriage


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