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[kohch-muh n] /ˈkoʊtʃ mən/
noun, plural coachmen.
a man employed to drive a coach or carriage.
Angling. royal coachman.
Origin of coachman
1570-80; coach + -man
Related forms
undercoachman, noun, plural undercoachmen. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for coachman
  • The writer wonders what the coachman or the hunter values in riding, in horses, and dogs.
  • Then he ordered his coachman into it and had farmworkers pull it down a slope until it gained enough speed to fly.
  • Outside, a coachman and a footman stood at the ready.
  • His father worked as a coachman and caretaker for a wealthy judge.
British Dictionary definitions for coachman


noun (pl) -men
the driver of a coach or carriage
a fishing fly with white wings and a brown hackle
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Word Origin and History for coachman

1570s, from coach (n.) + man (n.).

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