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postrider

[ pohst-rahy-der ]
/ ˈpoʊstˌraɪ dər /
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noun

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

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Origin of postrider

First recorded in1695–1705; post3 + rider
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Example sentences from the Web for postrider

  • 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

(formerly) a person who delivered post on horseback
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