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coach house

a small building, usually part of an estate or adjacent to a main house, used for housingcoaches, carriages, and other vehicles.
Also called carriage house.
Origin of coach house
First recorded in 1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Once a week, too, the coach house should be cleaned and dusted.

    Riding and Driving Edward L. Anderson
  • He lives in the barn or in the coach house and eats the pigeons.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • The mystery of the happenings at the coach house was cleared by him.

    Orphans of the Storm Henry MacMahon
  • At the back of the house was a garden and perhaps a coach house or stables.

  • There was a yard and coach house somewhat removed from the house, and a chauffeur was cleaning a car.

    Christopher Quarles Percy James Brebner
  • Are you sure that Cousin Martin will really meet us at the Paris coach house?

    Orphans of the Storm Henry MacMahon
  • From the coach house roof the boys called encouragingly to her, for the plank was far too weak to bear the weight of two persons.

  • Harness room, coach house, saddle room, and cleaning room should each have a place for a stove.

    Riding and Driving Edward L. Anderson
  • He's over in the coach house this very minute, and Tave was going to take him home to-night.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • Pierre and thirteen others were moved to the coach house of a merchant's house near the Crimean bridge.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for coach house

coach house

a building in which a coach is kept
(history) Also called coaching house, coaching inn. an inn along a coaching route at which horses were changed
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