road agent


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. roach,
  2. roach back,
  3. roach clip,
  4. roached,
  5. road,
  6. road allowance,
  7. road apple,
  8. road book,
  9. road company,
  10. road gang

Origin of road agent

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for road agent

road agent

noun

US (formerly) a bandit who robbed stagecoaches; highwayman
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