[kohch-muh n]

noun, plural coach·men.

a man employed to drive a coach or carriage.
Angling. royal coachman.

Origin of coachman

First recorded in 1570–80; coach + -man
Related formsun·der·coach·man, noun, plural un·der·coach·men. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coachman

Historical Examples of coachman

  • Since that time, he has been employed as coachman by Uri Gilbert, Esq., of this city.

  • The coachman was revolving in his own mind the question of the boy's belongings.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • The coachman and his horses were both invisible, and nothing but darkness was about the boy.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • Mrs. Luttridge's coachman would not give up the point either.

  • The carriage was where he had left it, the coachman fast asleep on the box.

    Casanova's Homecoming

    Arthur Schnitzler

British Dictionary definitions for coachman


noun plural -men

the driver of a coach or carriage
a fishing fly with white wings and a brown hackle
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Word Origin and History for coachman

1570s, from coach (n.) + man (n.).

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