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postilion

[ poh-stil-yuhn, po- ]

noun

  1. a person who rides the left horse of the leading or only pair of horses drawing a carriage.


postilion

/ pɒˈstɪljən /

noun

  1. a person who rides the near horse of the leaders in order to guide a team of horses drawing a coach


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Other Words From

  • pos·tilioned adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of postilion1

1580–90; earlier postillon < Middle French < Italian postiglione, derivative of posta post 3
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Word History and Origins

Origin of postilion1

C16: from French postillon, from Italian postiglione, from posta post ³
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Example Sentences

As the window dropped, Ripperda saw the wounded postilion fall on the neck of his horse.

But not so: the postilion was an actual baron, the bearer of an ancient name, the descendant of gallant gentlemen.

Suddenly a carriage came dashing up the hill, with four horses and a postilion.

He shouted to the postilion, and the huge, lumbering vehicle was set in motion.

M'Caskey made a bound on his seat, and threw his cigar through the window, while he shouted to the postilion to stop.

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