a horse kept, as at a station on a post road, for the use of persons riding post or for hire by travelers.
- Also called poster.
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How to use post horse in a sentence
In 1808 another act for farming the post-horse duties was passed, modifying somewhat the provisions of the previous act.The History of the British Post Office | Joseph Clarence Hemmeon
And we went forth with post-horse, and the charge of every horse, being still ten in number, comes to 10s.The Discovery of Muscovy | Richard Hakluyt
It has a wide reach, and employs electricity more freely than did the oldtime newspaper the post-horse.
When I dismounted from my post-horse, I hastened to my father's apartment.Rob Roy, Volume 1., Illustrated | Sir Walter Scott
It is worse, when the post-horse or the plow-horse is plunged up to his belly in the river or pond immediately after his work.Domestic Animals | Richard L. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for post horse
(formerly) a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by postriders or for hire to travellers
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