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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.
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Origin of post road

First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for post road

Historical Examples

  • On the other side there are many Russian villages, for the post-road is on that side.

    Condemned as a Nihilist

    George Alfred Henty

  • By the post-road it is 172 leagues distant from Buenos Ayres.

  • I started down the Post-Road then, an' I come upon what had happened.

    Nobody's Child

    Elizabeth Dejeans

  • The distance from the city of Cordova to that of Santiago del Estero is 110 leagues by the post-road.

  • Baird's horse had brought him down into the hollow, to where the creek crossed the Post-Road.

    Nobody's Child

    Elizabeth Dejeans


British Dictionary definitions for post road

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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