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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Roundhouse \Round"house'\, noun

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

2. (Naut.) (a) A cabin or apartament on the after part of the quarter-deck, having the poop for its roof; -- sometimes called the {coach}. (b) A privy near the bow of the vessel.

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Coach \Coach\ (k[=o]ch; 224), noun [F. coche, fr. It. cocchio, dim. of cocca little boat, fr. L. concha mussel, mussel shell, Gr. ?, akin to Skr. [,c]ankha. Cf. {Conch}, {Cockboat}, {Cockle}.]

1. A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside, each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in front for the driver.

Note: Coaches have a variety of forms, and differ in respect to the number of persons they can carry. Mail coaches and tallyho coaches often have three or more seats inside, each for two or three persons, and seats outside, sometimes for twelve or more.

2. A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination. [Colloq.]

Wareham was studying for India with a Wancester coach. --G. Eliot.

3. (Naut.) A cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck, usually occupied by the captain. [Written also {couch}.] [Obs.]

The commanders came on board and the council sat in the coach. --Pepys.

4. (Railroad) A first-class passenger car, as distinguished from a drawing-room car, sleeping car, etc. It is sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car.

5. One who coaches; specif. (sports), a trainer; one who assists in training individual athletes or the members of a sports team, or who performs other ancillary functions in sports; as, a third base coach. [+PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Coach \Coach\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Coached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coaching}.]

1. To convey in a coach. --Pope.

2. To prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction. [Colloq.]

I coached him before he got his scholarship. --G. Eliot.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Coach \Coach\, verb (used without an object) To drive or to ride in a coach; -- sometimes used with it. [Colloq.] "Coaching it to all quarters." --E. Waterhouse.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Coacher \Coach"er\, noun

1. A coachman. [Obs.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A coach horse. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

coach

noun

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

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

3: a railcar where passengers ride [syn: {passenger car}, {coach}, {carriage}]

4: a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver [syn: {coach}, {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}, {coach}, {charabanc}, {double-decker}, {jitney}, {motorbus}, {motorcoach}, {omnibus}, {passenger vehicle}]

verb

1: 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: {coach}, {train}]

2: drive a coach


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