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stagecoach

[steyj-kohch] /ˈsteɪdʒˌkoʊtʃ/
noun
1.
a horse-drawn coach that formerly traveled regularly over a fixed route with passengers, parcels, etc.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; stage + coach
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Examples from the web for stagecoach
  • The stagecoach always drew up before the door of the cottage.
  • It gives the impression of a stagecoach missing both the horses and the coach, but it got the job done.
  • Some were forestry roads or stagecoach routes, others access trails to logging areas or mines or power lines.
  • Take the kids on a stagecoach ride or try gold panning.
  • The building was once a stagecoach stop and a post office.
  • stagecoach rides are available, season and weather permitting.
  • stagecoach routes certainly served some of the earliest health seekers.
  • The stagecoach line and the railroads eventually eliminated the need for steamboat travel.
  • In colonial days, it was the hub of stagecoach roads and pioneer trails.
British Dictionary definitions for stagecoach

stagecoach

/ˈsteɪdʒˌkəʊtʃ/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for stagecoach
n.

also stage-coach, 1650s, from stage (n.) in a sense of "division of a journey without stopping for rest" (c.1600) + coach (n.).

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