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coach house

a small building, usually part of an estate or adjacent to a main house, used for housingcoaches, carriages, and other vehicles.
Also called carriage house.
Origin of coach house
1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These two aristocratic ladies were obliged to use their coach-house as a dining-room, and the "fowl-house" as their bed chamber.

  • You forget that there are no horses in the stables now, and no carriage in the coach-house.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • Harry grinned defiance, and then hunted well through both stable and coach-house for the missing stilts, but without success.

    Hollowdell Grange George Manville Fenn
  • There were a couple of living-rooms over the coach-house that was now a garage.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • Next adjoining were the china-room and offices, while behind were to be found the coach-house and barn of the estate.

  • I used to paint the scenery in the Azhoguins' coach-house or yard.

  • The coachman and Alyoshka went out too, so as not to be left in the coach-house.

  • With the haste of a madman I returned to the coach-house I had just quitted.

    The Motor Pirate George Sidney Paternoster
  • At seven o'clock in the morning the door of the coach-house opened, and a driver appeared with a couple of horses.

  • "There are a couple of masks in the coach-house," I said quietly to the detective.

    The Motor Pirate George Sidney Paternoster
British Dictionary definitions for coach-house

coach house

a building in which a coach is kept
(history) Also called coaching house, coaching inn. an inn along a coaching route at which horses were changed
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