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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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  • Since that time, he has been employed as coachman by Uri Gilbert, Esq., of this city.

  • The coachman and his horses were both invisible, and nothing but darkness was about the boy.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • "I'll wait upon you presently," said Holloway, escaping from the coachman.

  • The coachman, nearing the goal, had given the horse his head.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • Assuredly both horses must be laid up together, or her coachman ill.

  • I considered your coachman to be a faithful man, and I told him to wait for you at the postern.

    The Black Tulip Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • At that instant the coachman came running up, and loosed them from the traces with the utmost despatch.

  • But, notwithstanding this order, the coachman suddenly came to a stop.

    The Black Tulip Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • Mabelle sat beside the coachman, and we four packed into, the other two seats, with all our belongings.

    A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' Annie Allnut Brassey
  • It was the one which the general's coachman had handed to him, recommending me to his care.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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