Man of Whipcord

(A). A coachman. The reference is to his whip.

He would not have suffered the coachman to proceed while the horses were unfit for service.
... Yet the man of whipcord escaped some severe ... reproach.

Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary, i.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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