coach box



the seat for the driver of a coach or carriage.

Origin of coach box

First recorded in 1645–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coach box

Historical Examples of coach box

  • But that was not to be thought of now, when they sat in the state-equipage with Mrs General on the coach-box.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • The blood was from the driver, and got upon my coat from the coach-box.

  • Rock remained firm on the coach-box, still seated and silent.

    The Free Lances

    Mayne Reid

  • As soon as she was out, Jack descended from the coach-box and entered the house.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy

    Captain Frederick Marryat

  • The hammer-cloth is an ornamental covering of the coach-box.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things

    Edmund Fillingham King

British Dictionary definitions for coach box

coach box


the seat of a coachman on a horse-drawn carriage or coach
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