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coach box

the seat for the driver of a coach or carriage.
Origin of coach box
1645-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Jack mounted the coach-box, and away it went, just as it was getting dark.

    Varney the Vampire Thomas Preskett Prest
  • The blood was from the driver, and got upon my coat from the coach-box.

    Three Years on the Plains Edmund B. Tuttle
  • The etymology of this hammercloth, which was simply a covering over the coach-box, seems to have puzzled people considerably.

    Carriages & Coaches Ralph Straus
  • John handed up his luggage to be disposed of on the coach-box.

    The Haunted Room A. L. O. E.
  • Richard is turned away; he is never to get upon our coach-box again, never to drive any of us more.

    Nature and Art Mrs. Inchbald
  • I hear my man Davis has come all right, and I caught sight of the top of your coach-box in the stableyard as I came in.

  • Mr. Winkle emptied his glass, and placed the bottle on the coach-box, by his side.

    The Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens
  • In some the coach-box is several yards from the body, and the hind seat is as many from it at the other end.

    Fred Markham in Russia W. H. G. Kingston
  • But that was not to be thought of now, when they sat in the state-equipage with Mrs General on the coach-box.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • He drives swiftly about in his barouche with his staff holder on the coach-box in broadcloth livery.

    The Hindoos as they Are Shib Chunder Bose
British Dictionary definitions for coach-box

coach box

the seat of a coachman on a horse-drawn carriage or coach
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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