- (formerly) a highwayman, especially along stagecoach routes in the western U.S.
Origin of road agent
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Historical Examples of road agent
It was an article of faith with him never to argue with a road-agent.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
She was riding away with a freebooter, a road-agent, to be held for ransom.The Border Legion
In other words, you're an outlaw; a soft-spoken, lazy, good-for-nothin' road-agent.Golden Stories
I had taken for granted that we were hunting suspects of the road-agent persuasion.The Cup of Trembling and Other Stories
Mary Hallock Foote
If you're right this road-agent, after he killed his pals, would hev rid back right through town.The Lone Star Ranger
- US (formerly) a bandit who robbed stagecoaches; highwayman