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postrider

[pohst-rahy-der]
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noun
  1. (formerly) a person who rode post; a mounted mail carrier.
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Origin of postrider

First recorded in 1695–1705; post3 + rider
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Examples from the Web for postrider

Historical Examples

  • Yes, yes, it's Rodney—Rodney and the postrider—they're coming!

    Caesar Rodney's Ride

    Henry Fisk Carlton

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for postrider

postrider

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