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coach house

  1. a small building, usually part of an estate or adjacent to a main house, used for housingcoaches, carriages, and other vehicles.
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Origin of coach house

First recorded in 1670–80
Also called carriage house.
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Examples from the Web for coach house

Historical Examples

  • It held no vehicle of any sort, but it was a coach-house all the same.

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

  • And there was no one in the stables, or the coach-house, or the harness-room, or the loft.

    The Magic City

    Edith Nesbit

  • You forget that there are no horses in the stables now, and no carriage in the coach-house.

    A Young Mutineer

    Mrs. L. T. Meade

  • There were a couple of living-rooms over the coach-house that was now a garage.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • I used to paint the scenery in the Azhoguins' coach-house or yard.

British Dictionary definitions for coach house

coach house

  1. a building in which a coach is kept
  2. Also called: coaching house, coaching inn history an inn along a coaching route at which horses were changed
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