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Today's word is:

coach¹

|kōCH|

noun

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.

adverb

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.

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coach²

|kōCH|

noun

an athletic instructor or trainer.

verb [ with obj. ]

train or instruct (a team or player): he has coached the Edmeston Panthers for six years.

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  • 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.

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ORIGIN: early 18th cent. (as a verb): figuratively from coach¹ .