Definition of coachman in US English:

coachman

noun

  • A driver of a horse-drawn carriage.

    • ‘In those days, a grand house would employ at least 16 domestic servants, and perhaps an army of 30-cooks, parlour maids, footmen, hall boys, gardeners, butlers, coachmen.’
    • ‘Did the coachman not know their lady was trying to rest until they arrived?’
    • ‘Of course it helped that the problems of dealing with horses and carriages were taken care of by coachmen and servants of various sorts.’
    • ‘‘Thank you, Father,’ she replied sweetly as the carriage pulled to a stop and the coachman announced their arrival.’
    • ‘The Duke called a coachman to drive the carriage and its four occupants home.’
    • ‘Unable to answer, Rachel could only arch an eyebrow at herself as she made her way outside and then accepted the coachman's help into the carriage.’
    • ‘The coachman heaved their trunks out of the carriage and into the hall, my brothers were already in the lounge, relaxing on the comfortable sofas.’
    • ‘Much like today's jet-setting international business executives, coachmen were forever having to adjust their watches to give the correct local time.’
    • ‘At precisely eight o'clock the scarlet-coated guards on the coaches blew cheerful blasts on their horns, the coachmen clucked to their teams, and the procession moved off, bound for the four corners of the kingdom.’
    • ‘The coachman opened the carriage door and helped her step down.’
    • ‘Upon witnessing a horse being whipped by a coachman at the Piazza Carlo Alberto, Nietzsche threw his arms around the horse's neck and collapsed, never to return to full sanity.’
    • ‘‘Not again, Caroline,’ Nicholas complained even as he signaled the coachman to stop the carriage by knocking on the roof.’
    • ‘I hopped out of the carriage first ignoring the coachman's hand.’
    • ‘The figure's enduring popularity can be attributed to the fact that coachmen were perhaps the most familiar figures on any Russian city street.’
    • ‘The coachman untied the trunk from the roof of the carriage and set it down beside them.’
    • ‘Climbing into the reassuring softness of the carriage, Evelyn promised to pay the coachman on her arrival at her home, then rested her head back against the seats.’
    attendant, retainer
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Pronunciation

coachman

/ˈkōCHmən//ˈkoʊtʃmən/