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noun coach pronunciation in British English /kəʊtʃ/
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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.


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