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coach (horse-pulled carriage) + man


coachman ‎(plural coachmen)

  1. One who drives a coach, a coach driver.
    • 1877, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty Chapter 22[1]
      In about half-an-hour John and Mr. York, who was to be our new coachman, came in to see us. "Now Mr. Manly," he said, after carefully looking at us both, "I can see no fault in these horses, but we all know that horses have their peculiarities as well as men, and that sometimes they need different treatment; I should like to know if there is anything particular in either of these, that you would like to mention."