road agent
noun Date: 1863 a highwayman who formerly operated especially on stage routes in unsettled districts

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  • road agent — road′ a′gent n. (formerly) a highwayman, esp. along stagecoach routes in the western U.S • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Road — (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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