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A term used between the mid-17th and mid-19th centuries, probably derived from the word carosse, originally used to describe the forward part of the cabin space under the poop deck of a warship. Later, coach was also used to describe the fore-cabin under the quarterdeck, just forward of the great cabin. About halfway through this period the term was used for both, the ‘great coach or steerage’ for the lower and the ‘upper coach or round house’ for the upper.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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