post-horse
noun Etymology: 3post Date: 1527 a horse for use especially by couriers or mail carriers

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  • Post horse — Post Post, n. [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L. positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See {Position}, and cf. {Post} a pillar.] 1. The place at which anything is stopped, placed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • post horse — n. Historical a horse kept at a post house, or inn, for couriers and post chaises or for hire to travelers …   English World dictionary

  • post horse — post′ horse n. (formerly) a horse kept for the use of persons carrying the post or for hire by travelers • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • post horse — noun a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers • Syn: ↑post horse, ↑poster • Hypernyms: ↑horse, ↑Equus caballus * * * a horse kept, as at a station on a post road, for the use of persons riding post or …   Useful english dictionary

  • post-horse — noun a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers • Syn: ↑post horse, ↑poster • Hypernyms: ↑horse, ↑Equus caballus …   Useful english dictionary

  • post horse — a horse kept, as at a station on a post road, for the use of persons riding post or for hire by travelers. Also called poster. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • Post — Post, n. [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L. positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See {Position}, and cf. {Post} a pillar.] 1. The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Post and pair — Post Post, n. [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L. positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See {Position}, and cf. {Post} a pillar.] 1. The place at which anything is stopped, placed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Post bag — Post Post, n. [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L. positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See {Position}, and cf. {Post} a pillar.] 1. The place at which anything is stopped, placed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Post bill — Post Post, n. [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L. positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See {Position}, and cf. {Post} a pillar.] 1. The place at which anything is stopped, placed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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