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

Examples of stagecoach in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearly 200 buildings in the historic downtown district are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including a 1779 stagecoach stop that today is the Old Talbott Tavern, the oldest bourbon bar in the world. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 27 Aug. 2021 The stagecoach was hogtied by changing tastes in marketing. Ben Eisen, WSJ, 23 July 2021 But the floating stagecoach will be missing from this year’s festival in October for the first time since its maiden voyage roughly 20 years ago. Ben Eisen, WSJ, 23 July 2021 Their stony hands clasp historical modes of transport, including a stagecoach, a settler’s Conestoga wagon, various trucks, and an automobile. Steven Litt, cleveland, 23 July 2021 Wells Fargo’s history in the Alaska Gold Rush era, including an almost-to-scale stagecoach. Katie Pesznecker, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 The Stagecoach Inn—a former 18th century stagecoach stop that’s been fully renovated into a five-star inn and tavern-style restaurant—is Goshen’s de facto place for special occasions. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 June 2021 This was anything but opening day, with the patchwork of empty seats reminiscent of a Marlins game in July and enough masks to rob every stagecoach in the Old West. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2021 Wells Fargo for many years has used the image of the stagecoach in its marketing, recalling the bank's start in the 1850s as provider of express and banking services through the frontier West. Kavita Kumar, Star Tribune, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of stagecoach

1658, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stagecoach was in 1658

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3 Sep 2021

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“Stagecoach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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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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