coach·​work ˈkōch-ˌwərk How to pronounce coachwork (audio)
: an automobile body : bodywork

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, there’s a coveted 1988 Ferrari F40 with coachwork by Pininfarina on offer that is expected to hammer down for between $2.4 million and $2.9 million (€2.2 million and €2.7 million), as well as an original Ferrari Testarossa Monospecchio mirror and a pristine Ferrari 250 GTO model. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 18 Jan. 2023 Put a battery company and a coachworks under one roof and what's more natural than to give electric-car production a shot? Kevin A. Wilson, Car and Driver, 31 Mar. 2023 More Classic Volkswagens Tested: 1983 VW Rabbit GTI Was Worth the Wait A History of the Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen boxed up the demand and wheeled it off to the Karmann coachworks along with a bundle of Rabbit mechanicals. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 3 Mar. 2023 It was specifically built for one of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s golden age, Gary Cooper, and paired a supercharged Model J engine with gorgeous coachwork by LaGrande. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2022 Of the 28 made, a lone example wore sporting aluminum coachwork by Rocco Motto. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 21 July 2022 Although not always the case, the car now wears its original coachwork, which obviously not only impressed the judges but was a crowd-pleaser as well. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 22 Aug. 2022 The example features coachwork by the marque’s own team of artisans at Sindelfingen, Germany. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 24 Aug. 2022 Remarkably, this Ferrari retains its matching-numbers engine, chassis and body—the coachwork being one of the few designed and built by Sergio Scaglietti. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 11 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coachwork was in 1906

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“Coachwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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