day coach

or daycoach

  1. an ordinary railroad passenger car, as distinguished from a sleeping car, parlor car, or other deluxe accommodations.

  2. the class of airline coach for daytime flight at regular fare.: Compare night coach.

Origin of day coach

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Words Nearby day coach Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use day coach in a sentence

  • Save for a single parlor car or two, it has always been a day-coach train, no excess fare being charged.

    The Modern Railroad | Edward Hungerford
  • But her mother bulked large and had been too long accustomed to her own rocking-chair to rest in a day-coach.

    We Can't Have Everything | Rupert Hughes
  • The Thropps rode all day in the day-coach to Chicago, and Kedzie loved every cinder that flew into her gorgeous eyes.

    We Can't Have Everything | Rupert Hughes
  • The other day-coach had fallen upon one end, and one-third of it was under water.

    Robert Hardy's Seven Days | Charles Monroe Sheldon
  • At the first stop I run forward on the off-side of the train, pass the Pullmans, and duck under and take a rod under a day-coach.

    The Road | Jack London