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

Examples of stagecoach in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yes, those are real Wells Fargo wood stagecoach wheels out front. Allen Pierleoni, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 Where to Eat Ski Tip Lodge: This former 1800s stagecoach stop has transformed into an elegant restaurant offering a rotating 4-course menu and monthly wine dinners. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 22 Jan. 2024 The West Point Inn was the western most point of the railway’s crooked and thrilling journey from the Mill Valley Depot to the mountain’s East Peak and served as the railway’s stopover point for passengers traveling by stagecoach to Stinson Beach (then named Willow Camp) and Bolinas. Jim Holden, The Mercury News, 22 Jan. 2024 His example: Wells Fargo, which started as a stagecoach company and gold-transfer service before expanding into national banking. WIRED, 16 Nov. 2023 The recently reopened 64-room resort made its debut in 1886 as a 19th-century stagecoach stop—and the original cottages have been meticulously renovated and restored to blend seamlessly with the new and airy clapboard bedrooms in the property’s guest house. Ariel Okin, Vogue, 19 Dec. 2023 This structure, which began as a stagecoach stop in 1868, drew travelers looking for respite from the bumpy ride — as well as those looking to rob the cash boxes carried by Wells Fargo. Eric A. Taub, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2023 The Sauk tribe, pioneers, stagecoaches, and early motorists all followed the route between Chicago and Detroit. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 24 July 2023 An ambush of tigers waited, guns drawn, for the stagecoach to enter the mountain pass. J. C. Duffy, The New Yorker, 2 Sep. 2023 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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“Stagecoach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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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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