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 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, "CREATE A FREE NAT GEO ACCOUNT TO CONTINUE READING," 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,, "AB5 gig work bill: All your questions answered," 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, "Five home decor destinations in Contra Costa County," 1 Mar. 2018 Steampunk Santa had brass gadgets affixed to a black coachman's hat and light-up shoes. Dina Litovsky, National Geographic, "Christmas in July—Inside a Santa Summer Camp," 26 July 2016 Cars once displaced lots of coachmen and stable boys but created many more new jobs laying out highways and attending service stations. Nathaniel Popper Photographs By Jonno Rattman, New York Times, "The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street," 25 Feb. 2016 A nameless coachman, who must be Santa Claus’s evil twin, abducts young boys and takes them to a place called— Wired Staff, WIRED, "The Most Terrifying Non-Horror Movies We’ve Ever Seen," 31 Oct. 2014

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First Known Use of coachman

1579, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coachman was in 1579

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30 May 2020

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“Coachman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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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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