- an ordinary railroad passenger car, as distinguished from a sleeping car, parlor car, or other deluxe accommodations.
- 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
“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
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
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