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day coach

or day·coach

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noun
  1. an ordinary railroad passenger car, as distinguished from a sleeping car, parlor car, or other deluxe accommodations.
  2. the class of airline coach for daytime flight at regular fare.Compare night coach.

Origin of day coach

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for day coach

Historical Examples

  • “Across the continent in a day-coach, I suppose,” laughed Hortense, yawning.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch

    Amy Bell Marlowe

  • I'm out of the day-coach, and there is a sick girl in there.

    Song of the Lark

    Willa Cather

  • Walton's face appeared at one of the windows of the day-coach.

    The Long Dim Trail

    Forrestine C. Hooker

  • He was beside her on the red plush seat of the day-coach; a boy of three and a half.

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis

  • Mr. William Rooney and Fido rode in the day-coach and worked the entire way on duplicate prompt copies.

    Blue-grass and Broadway

    Maria Thompson Daviess