To travel as an armed guard next to a vehicle's driver.Latterly, (chiefly in the USA) - to travel in a car's front passenger seat. It's from the wild west stagecoaches, which had guards armed with shotguns to protect them isn't it, or was it English stagecoaches to protect them from highwaymen? Maybe that's what people think, but there's no evidence to place this phrase that far back in history, in the USA or England.Later it was transferred to anyone riding in the front passenger seat of a motor vehicle, as well as to the more general function of protection.[Mid-1900s] - literally, in some cases - to protect those who are responsible citizens who, for whatever reason, have to depend on riding the bus, and teach the many children and adults who abuse the bus why they shouldn't.Definitions include: done in protest of something or someone, where the protestors non-threatening just occupy the space or building in which they are protesting in by sitting on the floor/ground and refusing to move for anything or anyone.
He will probably drive the old fashioned vehicle, while A. Ross, famous in railroad circles as a fearless express messenger and who on several occasions battled with bandits on the plains, will probably ride "shotgun" as he did in the past.Short haul coaches lasted a little longer but their use was also in steep decline by 1900 and they disappeared when motor vehicles became available early in the 20th century.There is good evidence that people were employed to guard stagecoaches on early USA stagelines.The reference is to the US stagecoaches that were an essential feature of Hollywood westerns - usually being chased by Indians or bad guys in black hats.In the 1939 classic film Driven by Alex Toponce and A. Ross, an old fashioned stage coach made in 1853 and used on the Deadwood stage line in the early days of Wyoming, will appear in Ogden streets on the day of the Golden Spike celebration.