post road

  1. (formerly) a road with stations for furnishing horses for postriders, mail coaches, or travelers.

  2. a road or route over which mail is carried.

Origin of post road

First recorded in 1650–60

Words Nearby post road Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use post road in a sentence

  • So at first the railroad followed the course of the highroad and the post-road, and took the timber bridge unto itself.

    The Modern Railroad | Edward Hungerford

British Dictionary definitions for post road

post road

  1. a road or route over which post is carried and along which post houses were formerly sited

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