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post chaise

noun
  1. a four-wheeled coach for rapid transportation of passengers and mail, used in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
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Origin of post chaise

First recorded in 1705–15
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Examples from the Web for post chaise

Historical Examples

  • You would not have her travel in a post-chaise such a long journey!

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • I took a post-chaise, and in three hours I had reached my destination.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • It is a shame that romance should have passed with the post-chaise.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • At the end of the lane they found a post-chaise with four horses.

    Red Cap Tales

    Samuel Rutherford Crockett

  • I had not been long at the inn when a post-chaise drove up to the door.


British Dictionary definitions for post chaise

post chaise

noun
  1. a closed four-wheeled horse-drawn coach used as a rapid means for transporting mail and passengers in the 18th and 19th centuries
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Word Origin

C18: from post ³ + chaise
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