post road

noun
  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
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post road

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