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  1. present participle of coach


coaching (countable and uncountable, plural coachings)

  1. The process by which someone is coached or tutored; instruction.
    • 2009, Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board
      While Promedica may indeed have been an unfair labor practice case, the salient issue involved whether coachings were disciplinary, and thus could be considered "discrimination" under Sec. 8(a)(3) of the Act.
  2. (uncountable, historical) The operation of horse-drawn coaches, especially as a business.
  3. (attributive) Relating to horse-drawn stagecoaches, also to railway carriages (or coaches).
    • 1962 April, “Talking of Trains: The development of traffic costing”, in Modern Railways, page 220:
      With "smalls" by freight and parcels by coaching trains, said Mr. Osborn, the B.T.C. is not yet clear what local figures would be useful to management, as these services are on an all-line basis with uniform scales of charges.
    • 2020 December 30, Paul Stephen, “Chirk station is truly blooming”, in Rail, page 48:
      The town used to be a coaching stop on the old mail route from London to Holyhead.

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Unadapted borrowing from English coaching.


  • IPA(key): /ˈkot͡ʃin/, [ˈko.t͡ʃĩn]


coaching m (plural coachings)

  1. coaching