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a coach/bus/boat trip
▪ They took a boat trip to see the seals.
a flight/train/coach departure
▪ I'm afraid your flight departure has been delayed.
a train/bus/coach ticket
▪ I’ve lost my train ticket.
bus/coach/car etc travel
▪ The price is £98, inclusive of coach travel.
career coach
coach house
coach station
coaching inn
life coach
the team manager/coach
▪ Who do you think will be the next England team manager?
▪ Plucked out of school rugby by the current All Black assistant coach, Ellis has impressed with his ability and polished skills.
▪ I thought maybe I could be hired by a Major League Soccer team or continue on as an assistant coach.
▪ Bill Tobin is a firm believer that the scouting department should have more influence than assistant coaches in running the draft.
▪ Suns assistant coach Donn Nelson has a loaded itinerary.
▪ It came during a trip to visit a former Pierce assistant coach in Northern California.
▪ He was with Baltimore as an assistant coach with Don Shula.
▪ There were no blurry eyes, no one-on-one sessions with the assistant coaches in a remote corner.
▪ With the co-operation of the national weightlifting coach, Ziegler persuaded three weightlifters to begin using Dianabol.
▪ The League had decided to keep that Saturday clear to help national coach Andy Roxburgh prepare for the match.
▪ There, Williams wowed national coaches with her array of pitches.
▪ Last Sunday the Leicester City manager agreed to become caretaker national coach for the friendly in Turin.
▪ In an act of admirable but ultimately misguided loyalty, the national coach Andy Roxburgh stood by his dispirited keeper.
▪ Fast guys tire, a basketball coach once said of his own high-rise team, but big guys don't shrink.
▪ It took those games to cement his decision on a basketball coach.
▪ If he keeps blossoming at this rate, too, basketball coaches soon will be pitching tents in his yard.
▪ She finds her answer on the bulletin board where the job as varsity basketball coach is posted.
▪ The son of a high school basketball coach, Knight has always relished pressure situations.
▪ Now the girls basketball coach has given the school and the town of Bushnell even more reason to be proud.
▪ She was once a girls' high school basketball coach.
▪ Mr Baldry, 49, a qualified football coach, was until recently managing director of a travel and sports company.
▪ It turned out about the good-looking fellow from Essex County that he was a football coach who also did some counseling.
▪ Hey, that's a big contract new football coach John Mackovic got!
▪ Mr Yanase is a football coach, a psychologist, and a college president.
▪ He was an assistant football coach at Colorado in the 1980s and had a law practice.
▪ In managing your finances, you should look at your assets the way a football coach looks at his team.
▪ The campaign also will feature celebrities such as former Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry singing soccer's praises.
▪ Carolina coach Matt Doherty is in just his second year as a head coach, his first with the Heels.
▪ Another possible candidate is MCC's highly successful head coach, Don Wilson.
▪ Bill Russell becomes the first black head coach in the National Basketball Association in 1966.
▪ Lantz resigned effective immediately after nine years as head coach.
▪ Shula became head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.
▪ A series of cancellations by coach parties left their Rosslyn Hotel in Falmouth with no bookings at all.
▪ Notes Large coach parties will be split into smaller groups.
▪ Were there two valuations for the coach station in Southampton?
▪ Its city bus station was sold for development and its long-distance coach station was wholly unexpectedly sold for £4 1 million.
▪ A back-up power system at the coach station did operate but only lasted three hours.
▪ Because of Stagecoach's speculation, the ratepayers of Southampton have had to fork out El 38,000 to provide another coach station.
▪ We are close to coach station and walking distance from railway station.
▪ After all, why do they need a coach station?
▪ It would entail a coach trip of about two and a half hours each way.
▪ We also have a two-night coach trip which costs just £149.
▪ She was one of the more cautious volunteers, yet she took the coach trip.
▪ Looe Bindown golf course is 4 miles away, boat and coach trips can be arranged.
▪ Callinicos drives a coach and horses through postmodernism; well and good.
▪ But how useful would such a right be anyway, if an intelligence agency can drive a coach and horses through it?
▪ Those things drive me crazy, coaches worried about how they look, because then their decisions are not team decisions.
▪ He called a coach quickly, laid Oliver on the seat, and drove away.
▪ Usually in May we hire a coach and about 50 of us set off on a 3-day, 2-night hotel stay.
▪ No university wants to hire a coach with a history of lawsuits, a troublemaker, a rocker of boats.
▪ School officials said they planned to hire a new coach by the end of the week.
▪ For $ 42 million, the Patriot should hire his own quarterback coach.
▪ Garrett noted that date as an important factor in hiring a coach.
▪ The situation was resolved when the school hired its new coach.
drive a coach and horses through sth
▪ But how useful would such a right be anyway, if an intelligence agency can drive a coach and horses through it?
▪ Callinicos drives a coach and horses through postmodernism; well and good.
express train/coach/bus
▪ And the brakes feel like they could stop an express train.
▪ He took the ball like an express train and burst through the midfield defence.
▪ It still sounded like an express train in the confines of the small garage.
▪ It was perfect for low-fare express coach services.
▪ The subway trip seemed endless, even on the express train.
▪ Transfer to the Kobe line and catch the 8: 20 express train.
▪ Visitors have to take a local train to visit Delft; the express trains speed by.
hen house/coach house/storehouse etc
▪ a basketball coach
▪ a drama coach
▪ Many businesspeople have begun flying coach to save money.
▪ She's the coach of the volleyball team.
▪ We got a professional football coach to come and help us train the team.
▪ As the coach was loaded on Sunday morning, the children looked on sadly.
▪ Chaney is one of the best coaches in the country, but he doesn't score any points for neatness.
▪ If he was careful she might even allow him to travel back with her on the coach.
▪ She knows almost no one in the Bay Area except her teammates and coaches.
▪ The coach makes his decisions and he is the boss.
▪ When the painting is complete it will be married with the Londonderry and Lough Swilly coach body now in store at Pennyburn.
▪ Word comes from Boston that longtime coach and scout John Killilea died.
▪ Most basketball coaches would probably be eager to take a shot at slumping Syracuse right about now.
▪ He had the idea of offering parents a party formula of football coaching parties.
▪ No one sniggered when football coaches, business executives and politicians became fairer haired.
▪ Stability is not firing the head coach every three or four years.
▪ The 37-year-old former Pepperdine player took over as head coach last season.
▪ But then Garrett fired Parker and named Bibby as the interim head coach on Feb. 7.
▪ She was thirty-one at the time, and this was her first head coaching job.
▪ But on the other hand, there are only 29 head coaching jobs out there.
▪ Most officials have been as effective again this season as most players, coaches and viewers.
▪ As Tark himself noted, many of the players he coached at San Joaquin Memorial are now civic and business leaders.
▪ The team is being coached by Rachel Heyhoe Flint, one of the best female cricket players in the country.
▪ They are out there showing everyone what a team coached by Jody Runge can do.
▪ Both teams will be coached by Ulstermen, and also there will be an Ulster umpire, Tom Morrison.
▪ He took over a team that Bill Walsh coached to only three wins in 1994, and he elicited seven victories.
▪ Nothing wrong with that for a team and coach under such pressure-playing to the conditions and to your strengths.
express train/coach/bus
▪ And the brakes feel like they could stop an express train.
▪ He took the ball like an express train and burst through the midfield defence.
▪ It still sounded like an express train in the confines of the small garage.
▪ It was perfect for low-fare express coach services.
▪ The subway trip seemed endless, even on the express train.
▪ Transfer to the Kobe line and catch the 8: 20 express train.
▪ Visitors have to take a local train to visit Delft; the express trains speed by.
hen house/coach house/storehouse etc
▪ As well as teaching French, Martin coached tennis in his spare time.
▪ He seems to enjoy coaching children.
▪ James used to coach high school football.
▪ We need someone to coach the school team.
▪ Drake started coaching lawyers on their opening statements a decade ago.
▪ He once coached Hollander, and he was thrilled to see the young man top Davis and make the world team.
▪ It was raining then, but she was focused on the job, on the opportunity to coach in the Pac-10.
▪ She also sang with Lothian Gaelic Choir and coached disabled horse riders.
▪ When I played pro ball, I'd volunteer and coach in the off-season.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Coacher \Coach"er\, n.

  1. A coachman. [Obs.]

  2. A coach horse.

  3. One who coaches; specif. (Baseball), one of the side at the bat posted near first or third base to direct a base runner; also called a coach; as, third base coach.


Roundhouse \Round"house`\, n.

  1. A constable's prison; a lockup, watch-house, or station house. [Obs.]

  2. (Naut.)

    1. A cabin or apartament on the after part of the quarter-deck, having the poop for its roof; -- sometimes called the coach.

    2. A privy near the bow of the vessel.

  3. A house for locomotive engines, built circularly around a turntable.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1550s, "large kind of carriage," from Middle French coche (16c.), from German kotsche, from Hungarian kocsi (szekér) "(carriage) of Kocs," village where it was first made. In Hungary, the thing and the name for it date from 15c., and forms are found in most European languages (Spanish and Portuguese coche, Italian cocchino, Dutch koets). Applied to railway cars 1866, American English. Sense of "economy or tourist class" is from 1949. Meaning "instructor/trainer" is c.1830 Oxford University slang for a tutor who "carries" a student through an exam; athletic sense is 1861.


1610s, "to convey in a coach," from coach (n.). Meaning "to prepare (someone) for an exam" is from 1849. Related: Coached; coaching.


n. 1 A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power. 2 (context rail English) A railroad car drawn by a locomotive. 3 A trainer or instructor. 4 (context British English) A single decked long-distance, or privately hired bus. 5 (context nautical English) The forward part of the cabin space under the poop deck of a sailing ship; the fore-cabin under the quarter deck. 6 That part of a commercial passenger airplane reserved for those paying standard fare. vb. 1 (context sports English) To train. 2 (context transitive English) To instruct; to train. 3 (context intransitive English) To travel in a coach (sometimes ''coach it''). 4 (context transitive English) To convey in a coach.

  1. n. (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team [syn: manager, handler]

  2. a person who gives private instruction (as in singing or acting) [syn: private instructor, tutor]

  3. a railcar where passengers ride [syn: passenger car, carriage]

  4. a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver [syn: four-in-hand, coach-and-four]

  5. a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work" [syn: bus, autobus, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus]

  1. v. teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports; "He is training our Olympic team"; "She is coaching the crew" [syn: train]

  2. drive a coach

Coach (bus)

A coach (also motor coach, often simply referred to as a bus) is a type of vehicle used for conveying passengers on excursions and on longer-distance intercity—or even international—bus service. Unlike transit buses designed for shorter journeys, coaches often have a luggage hold that is separate from the passenger cabin and are normally equipped with facilities required for longer trips, including comfortable seats and sometimes a toilet.

The term "coach" was previously used for a horse-drawn carriage designed for the conveyance of more than one passenger, the passengers' luggage, and mail, that is covered for protection from the elements. The term was applied to railway carriages in the 19th century, and later to motor coaches.

Coach (ice hockey)

Coach in ice hockey is the person responsible for directing the team during games and practices, prepares strategy and decides which players will participate in games.

The specific responsibilities of a coach vary according to the level at which they are coaching. For example, unique to coaching at the professional level, coaches need to have skills in dealing with the media. At the professional level, as each game is given great importance, a coach will analyse past games and prepare for future games. Coaches also are important in determining the style of hockey the team plays. While winning is a primary responsibility at the professional level, at the other extreme of minor hockey, teaching is given greater importance. In the case of coaching of youth hockey, while strategy and tactics are still required, there would be the added responsibility of teaching fundamental skills and the rules of the game, providing a fun and safe environment, developing character, teaching physical fitness and the ability to communicate in a positive manner.

Coach (sport)

In sports, a coach is a person involved in the direction, instruction and training of the operations of a sports team or of individual sportspeople. A coach may also be a teacher.


Coach may refer to:

Coach (comics)

The Coach is a fictional mutant character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was the "leader" and member of the second team of X-Force and was created by Peter Milligan (writer) and Mike Allred (artist). His first appearance was in X-Force #116. He is missing one arm and has odd eye coloring.

Coach (basketball)

Basketball coaching is the act of directing and strategizing the behaviour of a basketball team or individual basketball player. Basketball coaching typically encompasses the improvement of individual and team offensive and defensive skills, as well as overall physical conditioning.

Coaching is usually performed by a single person, often with the help of one or more assistants.

Coach (Cheers)
Coach (carriage)

A coach is originally a large, usually closed, four-wheeled carriage with two or more horses harnessed as a team, controlled by a coachman and/or one or more postilions. It had doors in the sides, with generally a front and a back seat inside and, for the driver, a small, usually elevated seat in front called a box, box seat or coach box. The term "coach" first came into use in the 15th century, and spread across Europe. There are a number of types of coaches, with differentiations based on use, location and size. Special breeds of horses, such as the now-extinct Yorkshire Coach Horse, were developed to pull the vehicles.

Coach (TV series)

Coach is an American television sitcom that aired for nine seasons on ABC from February 28, 1989 to May 14, 1997, with a total of 197 half-hour episodes spanning over nine seasons. The series stars Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of the fictional Division I-A college football team the Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles. For the last two seasons, Coach Fox and the supporting characters coached the Orlando Breakers, a fictional National Football League expansion team. The program also starred Jerry Van Dyke as Luther Van Dam and Bill Fagerbakke as Michael "Dauber" Dybinski, assistant coaches under Fox. The role of Hayden's girlfriend (and later wife) Christine Armstrong, a television news anchor, was played by Shelley Fabares.

In 2015, NBC ordered a sequel series to Coach, set to focus on Hayden Fox's son, with Craig T. Nelson reprising his role as Hayden. However, on August 31, NBC scrapped its plans to air the series.

Coach (baseball)

In baseball, a number of coaches assist in the smooth functioning of a team. They are assistants to the manager, who determines the lineup and decides how to substitute players during the game. Beyond the manager, more than a half dozen coaches may assist the manager in running the team.

Coach (Survivor contestant)

Benjamin "Coach" Wade (born ) is an American reality television personality best known for being a contestant on Survivor: Tocantins, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and Survivor: South Pacific. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, he later moved to Susanville, California, to conduct the Susanville Symphony and pursue "adventures" in Hollywood.

Usage examples of "coach".

The beautifully rolled lawns and freshly painted club stand were sprinkled with spring dresses and abloom with sunshades, and coaches and other vehicles without number enclosed the farther side of the field.

At Argentan I saw some rough Norman farmers enter the coaches, talking with the same good natured calmness as if they were going away on a business trip.

Dennis Hastert of Illinois, a stocky former wrestling coach who was quite conservative but less abrasive and confrontational than Gingrich, Armey, and DeLay.

She was well escorted, with a driver, two footmen, and a dog on the outside of the coach, and, on the inside, a young armigerous gentleman and a female attendant.

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The landlord now attended with a plate under his arm, and with the same respect in his countenance and address which he would have put on had the ladies arrived in a coach and six.

The coach, now having received its company, began to move forwards, attended by many servants, and led by two captains, who had before rode with his lordship, and who would have been dismissed from the vehicle upon a much less worthy occasion than was this of accommodating two ladies.

If I could reach Devizesit is nearer than Calne, and I know some of the London coaches do take that roadonly I shall have a portmanteau to carry, and perhaps a bandbox as well, so Oh, Tom, could you, do you think, take me to Devizes in your gig?

Just then, the two mud-splattered and begrimed coaches careened into the lane and skidded to a stop before the manor.

While they amused themselves with this sort of conversation, the physician returned with the coach, and accompanied them back to their inn, where he left them to their repose, after having promised to call again at noon, and conduct Renaldo to the house of Madam Clement, the benefactress of Monimia, to whom he eagerly desired to be introduced.

Rake had coached hundreds of games, and looked again at the silent bleachers where ten thousand people once gathered on Friday nights to pour their emotions upon a high school football team.

Sir Moses came with eyes of flame, Judd, who is like a bloater, The brave Lord Mayor in coach and pair, King Edward, in his motor.

Meanwhile he had his half-dozen blunderheads to coach, Bullard among them, and perhaps no one was more surprised than Bullard when he discovered that the little man could coerce and persuade.

Ned Buntline also boarded the train at Tucson, and the two rode together in the same coach.

She replied that a wife, if a good one, would have been only too happy to alleviate my troubles by sharing in them, but her mother observed that a woman of parts, after seeing to the safety of my baggage and my coach, would have busied herself in taking the necessary steps for setting me at liberty, and I supported this opinion as best indicating the real duty of a good wife.