postrider

[ pohst-rahy-der ]

noun
  1. (formerly) a person who rode post; a mounted mail carrier.

Origin of postrider

1
First recorded in 1695–1705; post3 + rider

Words Nearby postrider

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How to use postrider in a sentence

  • Write him a letter—send it by the postrider—urge upon him the enormous importance of his getting here by tomorrow morning.

    Caesar Rodney's Ride | Henry Fisk Carlton
  • Now the postrider was to the people of Revolutionary days what the telegraph or the telephone is to us today.

    Caesar Rodney's Ride | Henry Fisk Carlton
  • Yes, yes, it's Rodney—Rodney and the postrider—they're coming!

    Caesar Rodney's Ride | Henry Fisk Carlton

British Dictionary definitions for postrider

postrider

/ (ˈpəʊstˌraɪdə) /


noun
  1. (formerly) a person who delivered post on horseback

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