1. A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside, each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in front for the driver.
Note: ☞ Coaches have a variety of forms, and differ in respect to the number of persons they can carry. Mail coaches and tallyho coaches often have three or more seats inside, each for two or three persons, and seats outside, sometimes for twelve or more.
2. A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination. [Colloq.]
Wareham was studying for India with a Wancester coach. --G. Eliot.
3. Naut. A cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck, usually occupied by the captain. [Written also couch.] [Obs.]
The commanders came on board and the council sat in the coach. --Pepys.
4. Railroad A first-class passenger car, as distinguished from a drawing-room car, sleeping car, etc. It is sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car.
Coach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coached p. pr. & vb. n. Coaching.]
1. To convey in a coach.
2. To prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction. [Colloq.]
I coached him before he got his scholarship. --G. Eliot.
Coach, v. i. To drive or to ride in a coach; -- sometimes used with it. [Colloq.] “Coaching it to all quarters.”
n 1: (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
[syn: manager, handler]
2: a person who gives private instruction (as in singing or
acting) [syn: private instructor, tutor]
3: a railcar where passengers ride [syn: passenger car, carriage]
4: a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver [syn: four-in-hand,
5: a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public
transport; "he always rode the bus to work" [syn: bus, autobus,
charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach,
v 1: teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach
(to), as in sports; "He is training our Olympic team";
"She is coaching the crew" [syn: train]
2: drive a coach