- (formerly) a person who rode post; a mounted mail carrier.
Origin of postrider
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Examples from the Web for postrider
Yes, yes, it's Rodney—Rodney and the postrider—they're coming!
Write him a letter—send it by the postrider—urge upon him the enormous importance of his getting here by tomorrow morning.
Now the postrider was to the people of Revolutionary days what the telegraph or the telephone is to us today.
- (formerly) a person who delivered post on horseback
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