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noun     coach pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] British a long comfortable vehicle for carrying a large number of passengers, especially on long journeys

    We travelled to Oxford by coach.

    coach tour/trip/holiday:

    There are daily coach tours to Venice.

  2. 2
    [countable] someone who trains a sports player or team

    Nadal has a new coach.

    a baseball coach

    1. a.
      someone who teaches a special skill, especially one connected with performing such as singing or acting

      An acting coach was brought in for the less experienced actors.

  3. 3
    [countable] British one of the sections of a train. The American word is car

    First class accommodation is in the front two coaches.

  4. 4
    [uncountable] tourism American a less expensive type of seat on a plane or train. The British word is economy or tourist class.


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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