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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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 Against a forbiddingly beautiful landscape of red rock and imposing sky, two men wait for a stagecoach. Michael Phillips,, "'Damsel' review: A sardonic Western courtship that lasts a lifetime," 28 June 2018 The museum highlights Wells Fargo's history in the Alaska Gold Rush era, including an almost-to-scale stagecoach. Katie Pesznecker, Anchorage Daily News, "Discover a wealth of arts and culture in Anchorage," 3 May 2018 Wade House Historic Site: Arts & Crafts Fair, features Wisconsin artists and craftsmen, food and stagecoach rides, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27, W7965 State Highway 23, Greenbush, (920) 526-3271. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Your weekly entertainment calendar, Aug. 25-31," 24 Aug. 2017 The stagecoach doesn’t show up and the preacher soon vanishes from the scene, though not before bequeathing his clothes, his Bible and his identity to a stranger waiting nearby. Justin Chang,, "Robert Pattinson delights in the sly, archly comic western 'Damsel'," 21 June 2018 Three million onlookers gathered in the streets to cheer as the queen made her way to Westminster Abbey in a 24-foot-long gold stagecoach. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Elizabeth Didn’t Expect to Be Queen. Here’s How It Happened," 1 June 2018 Next up is Wells Fargo, forever playing up its stagecoach. San Francisco Chronicle, "Last Word: Three scandal-tinged companies share a new tactic: say you’re really sorry," 16 May 2018

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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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