dispatch rider


a horseman or motorcyclist who carries dispatches

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Examples from the Web for dispatch rider

Historical Examples of dispatch rider

  • In a few minutes I could see he was one of our men—evidently a dispatch-rider.

    How I Filmed the War

    Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins

  • There was a dispatch-rider shot a little distance up the road.

    The Wonder of War on Land

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler

  • It turned out to be a dispatch-rider, mounted on a motor-bicycle, who with a hoot of his horn roared westward through the village.


    E. F. Benson

  • Swiftly and silently along the moonlit road sped the dispatch-rider.

  • Tom Slade, dispatch-rider, knew well enough what kamerad meant.