- 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
Examples from the Web for post horse
Historical Examples of post horse
I had never before had a post-horse that went so fast, and I wondered why.The Land of the Long Night
Paul du Chaillu
When I dismounted from my post-horse, I hastened to my father's apartment.Rob Roy, Volume 1., Illustrated
Sir Walter Scott
Another great help to our watering places and farmers, would be the repeal of the post-horse tax.Rides on Railways
It is famed for its tanneries and leather goods, sheepskins and post-horse bells.
This operation had put the gay old stager into something as much like a gallop as you can hope to get out of a French post-horse.
- (formerly) a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by postriders or for hire to travellers