post house



a house or inn keeping post horses.

Origin of post house

First recorded in 1625–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for post house

Historical Examples of post house

  • He left his carriage and servants at a post-house some miles distant.

  • It was late in the evening when a britzska stopped at the post-house at Coblentz.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • On this the Mayor and several of the Corporation hurried to the post-house.

    Roger Willoughby

    William H. G. Kingston

  • When the day was broad, he begged her to descend at the post-house of a village.

    Browning's Heroines

    Ethel Colburn Mayne

  • I will now put an end to my letter, and give it into the post-house myself.

    The Journal to Stella

    Jonathan Swift

British Dictionary definitions for post house

post house


(formerly) a house or inn where horses were kept for postriders or for hire to travellers
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