[ steyj-kohch ]
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  1. a horse-drawn coach that formerly traveled regularly over a fixed route with passengers, parcels, etc.

Origin of stagecoach

First recorded in 1630–40; stage + coach

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

How to use stagecoach in a sentence

  • It was not as on the map, or seen from the stagecoach; but there I found it all out of doors, huge and real, Cape Cod!

    Cape Cod | Henry D. Thoreau
  • Private carriages were much preferred to the stagecoach, as being a more comfortable as well as a safer mode of travel.

  • At the end of a fortnight he returned to Warsaw, making the trip in a stagecoach.

    Stories of Great Musicians | Kathrine Lois Scobey

British Dictionary definitions for stagecoach


/ (ˈsteɪdʒˌkəʊtʃ) /

  1. a large four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle formerly used to carry passengers, mail, etc, on a regular route between towns and cities

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