stage·​coach ˈstāj-ˌkōch How to pronounce stagecoach (audio)
: a horse-drawn passenger and mail coach running on a regular schedule between established stops

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Also innovative was the editing of the climactic action sequence, when Apache warriors attack the stagecoach. Gavin Edwards, New York Times, 29 Oct. 2022 While much has changed since the days of the stagecoach—the option to arrive by helicopter, for starters—one essential element has coursed through every phase of the resort’s existence. Abbie Kozolchyk, Robb Report, 23 Sep. 2022 Observe a working blacksmith, hitch a ride on a stagecoach, or try to knock down the wooden pins at an old fashioned bowling alley. Sunset Magazine, 9 Aug. 2022 Back then, San Diegans could catch Bill Tweed’s Julian-to-San Diego stagecoach for the 12-hour trip three times a week. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 July 2022 This historic former stagecoach stop offers a scenic escape from the city and an authentic taste of the Old West. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 23 Mar. 2022 Back then the road was narrow, visitors less common, though the stagecoach stopped at the Gowan orchard for a fresh team of horses. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 For a vignette set in the 1760s as the British arrive in town, filmmaker Carrie LeZotte used playground equipment in downtown Franklin to stand in for a stagecoach. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 11 Mar. 2022 The old stagecoach and wagon roads that ran through New Windsor connected Baltimore, Gettysburg, Annapolis, and Philadelphia. David Buie,, 23 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stagecoach was in 1658

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Cite this Entry

“Stagecoach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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stage·​coach ˈstāj-ˌkōch How to pronounce stagecoach (audio)
: a coach pulled by horses that carries passengers and mail and runs on a schedule between established stops
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