from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A coachman.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A coachman.
- noun A coach horse.
- noun (Baseball) One who coaches
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- noun Person who coaches; a
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The coacher, standing at first or third, makes some remark with no apparent reference to the batter, but really previously agreed upon, to notify him what kind of ball is going to be pitched.
He must not, however, allow the remarks of coacher or spectators to cause him to become rattled or confused.
By the time the coacher has seen the point and called to the runner and the latter has gotten himself into action, the chance has long passed.
A coacher is one of the batting players who takes his position within certain prescribed limits near first or third base to direct base - runners and to urge them along.
Before the enactment of the rule confining the coachers to a limited space the coacher at third base sometimes played a sharp trick on the second baseman.
_ There is but one name for a man who handles his four-in-hand over tree-trunks, tacurus, and tussocks, as our coacher does.
Chipper looked surprised, and then, as Crane was jogging back, in violation of the rules, the coacher ran out to first, grabbed Piper and whispered to him.
"Well, it appears that one of 'em talks French good -- real good, I mean, sir -- like a frawg waiter or a coacher."
When Sanger had fooled Grant twice, it began to look as if he really would succeed in "taking his pelt"; but, declining to reach for the decoys, Rod finally met the ball on the trade mark, lining it over the center fielder's head, after which he made third before he was stopped by the wild gestures and cries of the delighted coacher, Nelson.
When the catcher threw the ball, the coacher started down the base-line toward home, and the sec-mid baseman, seeing only imperfectly, mistook him for the runner and returned the ball quickly to the catcher.