I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English coche, from Middle French, from German Kutsche, from Hungarian kocsi (szekér), literally, wagon from Kocs, Hungary Date: 1556 1. a. a large usually closed four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having doors in the sides and an elevated seat in front for the driver b. a railroad passenger car intended primarily for day travel c. bus 1a d. trailer 3b e. a 2-door enclosed automobile f. a class of passenger air transportation at a lower fare than first class 2. [from the concept that the tutor conveys the student through examinations] a. a private tutor b. one who instructs or trains <
an acting coach
; especially one who instructs players in the fundamentals of a competitive sport and directs team strategy <
a football coach
II. verb Date: 1630 intransitive verb 1. to go in a coach 2. to instruct, direct, or prompt as a coach transitive verb 1. to train intensively (as by instruction and demonstration) <
coach pupils
2. to act as coach of <
coach tennis
coach a team
coachable adjectivecoacher noun

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