road agent

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noun
  1. (formerly) a highwayman, especially along stagecoach routes in the western U.S.

Origin of road agent

1
First recorded in 1850–55

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How to use road agent in a sentence

  • I did, but that isn't evidence that will acquit him in court of being a road agent.

    The Highgrader | William MacLeod Raine
  • An' you chumps wanter—eh—git—yerselves up so she can't pipe any of ye off—eh—in this yere—eh—road-agent act.

    Bob Hampton of Placer | Randall Parrish
  • Hardly had the masked road-agent ridden away, when a deep groan came from the lips of Dave Dockery.

    Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer | Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
  • Watching, with every nerve strung, the scout saw the masked road-agent appear, and later the fair captive.

    Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer | Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
  • "Yes, I can smell a road agent in the wind," declared Ashby somewhat boastfully.

British Dictionary definitions for road agent

road agent

noun
  1. US (formerly) a bandit who robbed stagecoaches; highwayman

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