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coachman

[kohch-muh n] /ˈkoʊtʃ mən/
noun, plural coachmen.
1.
a man employed to drive a coach or carriage.
2.
Angling. royal coachman.
Origin of coachman
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; coach + -man
Related forms
undercoachman, noun, plural undercoachmen.
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Examples from the Web for coachman
Historical Examples
  • Since that time, he has been employed as coachman by Uri Gilbert, Esq., of this city.

  • The coachman was revolving in his own mind the question of the boy's belongings.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • The coachman and his horses were both invisible, and nothing but darkness was about the boy.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • Mrs. Luttridge's coachman would not give up the point either.

  • The carriage was where he had left it, the coachman fast asleep on the box.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • The coachman, nearing the goal, had given the horse his head.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • I know that,' replied the coachman gruffly, as he banged the door.

  • Adams instantly asked the coachman, in a whisper, "If he knew who the gentleman was?"

    Joseph Andrews Vol. 1 Henry Fielding
  • I considered your coachman to be a faithful man, and I told him to wait for you at the postern.

    The Black Tulip Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • But, notwithstanding this order, the coachman suddenly came to a stop.

    The Black Tulip Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
British Dictionary definitions for coachman

coachman

/ˈkəʊtʃmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
the driver of a coach or carriage
2.
a fishing fly with white wings and a brown hackle
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Word Origin and History for coachman
n.

1570s, from coach (n.) + man (n.).

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