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Today's word is:
1. a horse-drawn carriage, esp. a closed one.
2. a railroad car.
- [ as modifier ] denoting economy class seating in an aircraft or train: the cheapest coach-class fare.
3. a bus, esp. one that is comfortably equipped and used for longer journeys.
verb [ no obj. ]
travel by coach: they coached to Claude's dwelling.
in economy class accommodations in an aircraft or train: flying coach.
ORIGIN: mid 16th cent. ( sense 1 of the noun): from French coche, from Hungarian kocsi (szekér) '(wagon) from Kocs,' a town in Hungary.
an athletic instructor or trainer.
verb [ with obj. ]
train or instruct (a team or player): he has coached the Edmeston Panthers for six years.
- give (someone) extra or private teaching: he was coached to speak more slowly and curb his hand gestures.
- teach (a subject or sport) as a coach: a Washington realtor who coaches soccer.
- prompt or urge (someone) with instructions: he had improperly coached the witness to testify more credibly.
ORIGIN: early 18th cent. (as a verb): figuratively from coach¹ .