post road
noun Date: 1657 a route over which mail is carried

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Post road — 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 road — n. 1. Historical a road provided with post houses 2. a road over which the post, or mail, is or formerly was carried …   English World dictionary

  • post road — post′ road n. a road or route over which mail is carried • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • post road — index causeway Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Post road — A post road is a road designated for the transportation of postal mail. In past centuries only major towns had a post house, and the roads used by post riders or mail coaches to carry mail among them were particularly important ones or, due to… …   Wikipedia

  • post road — noun a road over which mail is carried • Hypernyms: ↑road, ↑route * * * noun Etymology: post (IV) 1. : a road, used for the conveyance of mail: as …   Useful english dictionary

  • post road — A road over which the mail is carried. See post routes …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • post road — 1. (formerly) a road with stations for furnishing horses for postriders, mail coaches, or travelers. 2. a road or route over which mail is carried. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • post-road — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Post Road Branch — The Post Road Branch is a railroad line owned and operated by Amtrak in the U.S. state of New York. The line runs from a junction with CSX Transportation s Berkshire Subdivision in Schodack northwest to CSX s Hudson Subdivision at Rensselaer… …   Wikipedia

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