post horse


noun

a horse kept, as at a station on a post road, for the use of persons riding post or for hire by travelers.

Origin of post horse

First recorded in 1520–30
Also called poster.
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post horse

noun

(formerly) a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by postriders or for hire to travellers
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