verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- coach bolt,
- coach box,
- coach class,
- coach dog,
- coach horse
Origin of coach
Examples from the Web for coach
With a .700 career winning percentage as a coach in college and the NFL, Harbaugh is a winner.
Michigan supposedly offered 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh a $42 million contract, which would him the highest-paid coach in the NCAA.
Having just crossed the country in coach, I needed instant spiritual repair.
Tip: The narrower upper deck in coach is the better choice because its eight-seat rows cannot be extended.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shattuck retired her pom-poms after two years, but stayed on for six more as a coach.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson|Brandy Zadrozny|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had a selection on a long box-scrub siding of the ridges, about half a mile back and up from the coach road.On the Track|Henry Lawson
Quickly she touched a bell, and in the next instant the coach had stopped and the footman was at the open door.
The horn sounded a few cheerful notes, and the coach was gone.Oliver Twist, Vol. III (of 3)|Charles Dickens
That nobleman was driving over Dumoor Heath in his coach well attended by armed servants.Cornish Characters|S. Baring-Gould
But I never rode; I had no horses, and our coach was out of order, and we went and came in a hired one.The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift
Word Origin for coach
1550s, "large kind of carriage," from Middle French coche (16c.), from German kotsche, from Hungarian kocsi (szekér) "(carriage) of Kocs," village where it was first made. In Hungary, the thing and the name for it date from 15c., and forms are found in most European languages (e.g. Spanish and Portuguese coche, Italian cocchino, Dutch koets). Applied to railway cars 1866, American English. Sense of "economy or tourist class" is from 1949. Meaning "instructor/trainer" is c.1830 Oxford University slang for a tutor who "carries" a student through an exam; athletic sense is 1861.
1610s, "to convey in a coach," from coach (n.). Meaning "to prepare (someone) for an exam" is from 1849. Related: Coached; coaching.