stage·​coach | \ ˈstāj-ˌkōch How to pronounce stagecoach (audio) \

Definition of stagecoach

: a horse-drawn passenger and mail coach running on a regular schedule between established stops

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Originally a stagecoach stop in the 1800s, this Tyrolean style bed-and-breakfast offers cozy rooms reminiscent of the town’s pioneering and mining heritage. Rachel Walker, The Know, "Looking for a new way to savoring the Colorado Rockies? Try sailing," 13 Aug. 2019 Concord coaches were built just a few miles away and stagecoach travel was key to Wakefield’s growth. David Lyon,, "Simpler, gentler: A journey through the eastern N.H. hinterlands," 13 Aug. 2019 By 1837 the stagecoach added a regular stop in Liverpool. Mike Berardino, Indianapolis Star, "Liverpool FC is coming to Indiana this week — but we've had a Liverpool before," 16 July 2019 Ah Yuen, the first Chinese woman to buy property in Wyoming; and Pearl Hart, who committed the West’s last stagecoach robbery (in 1899). Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "Cheyenne," 10 July 2019 Today, Main Street is lined with landmarks (the 1862 Cat and Dog Fountain, the King George III sign, and the 1881 Watering Trough) and historic buildings, including the sprawling Red Lion Inn, a former, pre-Revolutionary stagecoach stop. Pamela Wright,, "After the show’s over, stay and explore," 27 June 2019 Bisbee has an eclectic assortment of inns and hotels — including a Polynesian-themed bus and a hotel room with a stagecoach for a bed. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Need to get out of the Phoenix heat? Cool off with these 10 easy getaways," 10 June 2019 Built in 1885 as a stagecoach stop, the Frisco Lodge Bed and Breakfast is smack in the middle of downtown (from $194 a night, Elisabeth Vincentelli, WSJ, "The Coolest, Under-the-Radar Ski Towns in the American West," 15 Nov. 2018 Discoveries of gold at Julian and in the desert to the east brought many hopeful miners to the scorching San Diego County desert, and many stagecoaches loaded with suspicious characters. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Known Unknown: Tales of the Yucca Man," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of stagecoach

1658, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stagecoach

: a large carriage pulled by horses that was used in the past to carry passengers and mail along a regular route


stage·​coach | \ ˈstāj-ˌkōch How to pronounce stagecoach (audio) \

Kids Definition of stagecoach

: a coach pulled by horses that runs on a schedule from place to place carrying passengers and mail

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