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post horse

a horse kept, as at a station on a post road, for the use of persons riding post or for hire by travelers.
Also called poster.
Origin of post horse
1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Griffiths saw him mount a post horse, and led the grey mare round the house, and fastened her to some rails in readiness.

    Secresy E. (Eliza) Fenwick
British Dictionary definitions for post horse

post horse

(formerly) a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by postriders or for hire to travellers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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