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coach

1. a vehicle for several passengers, used for transport over long distances, sightseeing, etc.
2. a railway carriage carrying passengers
3. a trainer or instructor
4. a tutor who prepares students for examinations

Coach

 

(in Russian, omnibus), a multiseat horse-drawn vehicle used for transporting passengers; the earliest kind of public transportation, first introduced in Paris in 1662. In the 1820’s coaches were widely used in France and Great Britain; in the mid-19th century their use also spread to other countries of Western Europe and to the USA. They were also used in intercity transportation. Coaches ceased to be used in the early 20th century, when they were replaced by other modes of transportation.

In France the term omnibus is used to describe a regular passenger train, as distinguished from fast and express trains.


Coach

 

(in Russian, repetitor), in the cadet corps, corps of pages, and some other boarding schools in prerevolutionary Russia, the teacher who directed homework assignments.


Coach

 

a specialist in physical culture who offers training in his particular sport. A coach trains and educates athletes by helping them to master their skills and to develop their potential for competition. In the USSR, coaches are trained mainly at sport departments of physical culture institutes. In recognition of coaches who train athletes and teams that distinguish themselves at international and all-Union competitions, the honorary sport titles of Honored Coach of the USSR and Honored Coach of a Union republic have been established.

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