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[kohch-uh n-fawr, -fohr] /ˌkoʊtʃ ənˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr/
a coach together with the four horses by which it is drawn.
Origin of coach-and-four
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Swan allured the gentlefolk of the county, the coach-and-four people, Jehus of light curricles, and riders of blooded horses.

    Lewis Rand Mary Johnston
  • "Running as pretty as a coach-and-four when I left at seven this morning," said Sam.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton Anthony Trollope
  • On the third day she looked out of the back-door, and saw a coach-and-four coming along the road.

  • I sobbed and cried the whole way, for where were the delights then to me of a coach-and-four?

    The Fairchild Family Mary Martha Sherwood
  • I saw them arrive in a coach-and-four and chaise-and-pair—two footmen, a page, and two maids.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • We don't have tea at the 'coach-and-four' every Sunday in the year!

    The Root of All Evil J. S. Fletcher
  • The thieves had driven off with the coach-and-four, and the poor little boy had crawled back to the village.

    The Pot of Gold Mary E. Wilkins
  • The mother was brought from Fannet in a coach-and-four, and there was a splendid wedding.

  • It seemed to us to be framed so that a coach-and-four could be driven through every one of its clauses.

  • How about a coach-and-four, such as he heard their king had?

    The Pocahontas-John Smith Story Pocahontas Wight Edmunds

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