Word of the Day
A public stagecoach.
Late 17th century from French, shortened from carrosse de diligence ‘coach of speed’.
Don stepped up into the bus with his backpack in front of him and found a seat right behind the driver. Don thought it was a hoot that the historical novel he had just been reading in the station had the main character riding in a diligence, something like the cross-state bus he, himself, was riding.