- 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
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Examples from the Web for post chaise
You would not have her travel in a post-chaise such a long journey!Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
I took a post-chaise, and in three hours I had reached my destination.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
It is a shame that romance should have passed with the post-chaise.The Paliser case
At the end of the lane they found a post-chaise with four horses.Red Cap Tales
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
I had not been long at the inn when a post-chaise drove up to the door.The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
- a closed four-wheeled horse-drawn coach used as a rapid means for transporting mail and passengers in the 18th and 19th centuries
C18: from post ³ + chaise
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