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day coach

or daycoach

an ordinary railroad passenger car, as distinguished from a sleeping car, parlor car, or other deluxe accommodations.
the class of airline coach for daytime flight at regular fare.
Compare night coach.
Origin of day coach
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He had taken a seat in a day-coach to avoid the risk of meeting any one he knew, and because he did not wish to be comfortable.

    Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  • “Across the continent in a day-coach, I suppose,” laughed Hortense, yawning.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Amy Bell Marlowe
  • He got on a day-coach of a New York train without the vestige of a ticket and still penniless.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
  • I'm out of the day-coach, and there is a sick girl in there.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • "Same to you," said the old gentleman, scrambling up the unswept, cinder-covered steps into the day-coach.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Walton's face appeared at one of the windows of the day-coach.

    The Long Dim Trail Forrestine C. Hooker
  • At the first stop I run forward on the off-side of the train, pass the Pullmans, and duck under and take a rod under a day-coach.

    The Road Jack London
  • He was beside her on the red plush seat of the day-coach; a boy of three and a half.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • The porter was deftly transforming the day-coach into a narrow lane entirely surrounded by portires.

    Excuse Me! Rupert Hughes
  • Mr. William Rooney and Fido rode in the day-coach and worked the entire way on duplicate prompt copies.

    Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess

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