a large, horse-drawn, four-wheeled carriage, usually enclosed.
a public motorbus.
Railroads. day coach.
Also called air coach . a class of airline travel providing less luxurious accommodations than first class at a lower fare.
a person who trains an athlete or a team of athletes: a football coach.
a private tutor who prepares a student for an examination.
a person who instructs an actor or singer.
Baseball. a playing or nonplaying member of the team at bat who is stationed in the box outside first or third base to signal instructions to and advise base runners and batters.
Nautical. an after cabin in a sailing ship, located beneath the poop deck, for use especially by the commander of the ship.
a type of inexpensive automobile with a boxlike, usually two-door, body manufactured in the 1920s.
to give instruction or advice to in the capacity of a coach; instruct: She has coached the present tennis champion.
to act as a coach.
to go by or in a coach.
by coach or in coach-class accommodations: We flew coach from Denver to New York.
- coach·a·ble, adjective
- coach·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- outcoach, verb (used with object)
- o·ver·coach, verb
- un·coach·a·ble, adjective
- un·coached, adjective
- well-coached, adjective
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How to use coach in a sentence
Toronto coach Nick Nurse said he’s heard some players on his team say they were thinking about going home.Athletes, from the NBA to tennis stars, are striking to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake | kdunn6 | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
They only turned to the system for difficulty scores, and then only if they disagreed with each other or if a coach questioned a gymnast’s score.A robot referee can really keep its ‘eye’ on the ball | Kathryn Hulick | August 20, 2020 | Science News For Students
So she began working with a performance coach on getting better at finishing at the rim, through contact, especially in transition.The Pace Of Play Has Never Been Faster In The WNBA | Howard Megdal | August 6, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Of course, a major issue with players trying to develop away from their organizations is the lack of uniform access to facilities, tools and coaches.What A Year Off Might Do To Baseball Players’ Skills | Travis Sawchik | July 31, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Red Stars coach Rory Dames complimented Savannah McCaskill, Katie Johnson and other young players after the semifinal.
From behind a curtain, Trudeau is politely coaching the actors through the scene, encouraging them to go bigger.Inside the Political Fun House: How ‘Alpha House’ Became Amazon’s First Big Hit | Kevin Fallon | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mitchell said the cameras give administrators the ability to observe teachers in action and offer them tips and coaching.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’ | ProPublica | October 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They were also, according to NHL coaching great Scotty Bowman, the greatest lineup in the history of hockey.Putin’s Hockey Pal Tells All: Slava Fetisov on ‘Red Army,’ Soviet Nostalgia, and What Drives Putin | Marlow Stern | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It'll only buzz during "coaching" sessions that users voluntarily try out to help them build a habit of good posture.
Over time, you could elect to do more coaching sessions if your daily scores started to drop.
Our luggage, I remember, p. 5was carried on the roof of the carriage in the good old-fashioned coaching style.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
In the "good old coaching days" the turnpike tolls paid on a coach running daily from here to London amounted to £1,428 per year.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Two minutes suffice for changing teams at the “Talbot,” and off that heir of the coaching age goes again.
Busy days it had in coaching times, and its inns were of the best, as befitted a place where the coaches stopped to change teams.
And at this point the traveller in coaching times came within sight of his destination.
British Dictionary definitions for coach
a vehicle for several passengers, used for transport over long distances, sightseeing, etc
a large four-wheeled enclosed carriage, usually horse-drawn
a railway carriage carrying passengers
a trainer or instructor: a drama coach
a tutor who prepares students for examinations
to give tuition or instruction to (a pupil)
(tr) to transport in a bus or coach
- coacher, noun
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