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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
First recorded in 1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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.


    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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