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post-boat

[pohst-boht]
noun British.
  1. mailboat.
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Origin of post-boat

First recorded in 1590–1600
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for post-boat

Historical Examples

  • This evening at sunset I start in the post-boat for the mainland, on my way to the place of Juliet's tomb—Verona.

    Pencillings by the Way

    N. Parker Willis

  • The twins (for such they proved to be) were most benignant giants, and asked us aboard the post-boat galliot for a chat.

    The Riddle of the Sands

    Erskine Childers

  • The post-boat lay in her old berth at the eastern jetty, her mainsail set and her twin giants spitting over the rail.

    The Riddle of the Sands

    Erskine Childers

  • It was the post-boat of that desolate rock, fetching letters from the mainland, and ready to receive them from Denmark.

    The Bondman

    Hall Caine