coach·​man ˈkōch-mən How to pronounce coachman (audio)
: a man who drives a coach or carriage

Examples of coachman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Emma West, the driver of the replica carriage, will also be one of the only female coachmen participating in King Charles and Queen Camilla's coronation parade. Alyson Krueger, Peoplemag, 5 May 2023 As a youth, Davis would have apprenticed under Nathan Harris, an enslaved coachman famous throughout Baltimore for his ability to drive a four-horse carriage. Christina Tkacik,, 22 Oct. 2020 Tony, a coachman, and Cuba, a maid, were enslaved by Henry Vassall and Penelope Royall Vassall, whose wealth came from sugar plantations in Jamaica and Antigua. Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2022 No other Pinocchio film recognizes just how grotesquely evil the coachman is. Barry Levitt, Vulture, 7 Dec. 2022 Then there are the carriage houses, early garages that housed carriages on the ground floor and the coachman in quarters above. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Feb. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1571, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coachman was in 1571

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“Coachman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


coach·​man ˈkōch-mən How to pronounce coachman (audio)
: a person whose business is driving a coach or carriage
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