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post chaise

a four-wheeled coach for rapid transportation of passengers and mail, used in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Origin of post chaise
First recorded in 1705-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • An hour after landing, he was in a post chaise on his way home.

    With Wolfe in Canada G. A. Henty
  • I have just ordered a post chaise to be round at the door in half an hour.

    Through the Fray G. A. Henty
  • He had gone in the carriage to the nearest town where he took a post chaise and horses with orders for the London road.

    Mathilda Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • At length it came to this (the proposition was not mine): we were to hire a post chaise and drive to the inn at G—.

  • Fortunately, nobody was hurt, and the coachman sent somebody for a post chaise, which soon arrived.

  • I took the mail on horseback until I could procure a post chaise to convey the bags to meet the mail for London.

  • Millicent and Mrs. Cunningham went down in a post chaise, two days before the wedding, and Mark drove down in his gig with them.

  • Awakened at five A.M. by the sound of a bugle he arose and dressed hurriedly and found the post chaise waiting.

    In the Days of Poor Richard Irving Bacheller
  • In the distance, approaching them, appeared a post chaise, drawn by four galloping horses.

    In Clive's Command Herbert Strang
  • A bill for a post chaise which has come down from the year 1784 gives the following description of that vehicle.

    Patrician and Plebeian Thomas J. Wertenbaker
British Dictionary definitions for post chaise

post chaise

a closed four-wheeled horse-drawn coach used as a rapid means for transporting mail and passengers in the 18th and 19th centuries
Word Origin
C18: from post³ + chaise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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