Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A house established for the convenience of the post, where relays of horses can be obtained.
  • n. A building for distributing mail; a post office.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A house established for the convenience of the post, where relays of horses can be obtained.
  • n. A house for distributing the malls; a post office.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A house where relays of post-horses are kept for the convenience of travelers.
  • n. A post-office.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inn for exchanging post horses and accommodating riders
  • n. an inn for exchanging post horses and accommodating riders

Etymologies

post +‎ house (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Said my master, Did you send your letter away to the posthouse, my good girl, for your father?

    Pamela

  • My, next to either you or Mr. Harte will be directed to Berlin; but as I do not know to what house or street there, I suppose it will remain at the posthouse till you send for it.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Remains of a small posthouse for travelers, misnamed Puca Pucara or Red Fort, lie six kilometers beyond Qenco.

    Exploring the Inca Heartland: Cusco and Nearby Sites

  • The Regent's high, harsh voice came back to her ... that brainless bitch I'm to marry ... and Antryg's, in the firelight of the posthouse, Come, Pharos, you know you haven't any use for a woman ...

    The Silicon Mage

  • But it was as if -- as if from the time I spoke to Herthe, the morning after I met you in the posthouse, I knew it was hopeless.

    The Silent Tower

  • Looking up, she saw the red-haired sasennan who'd caught her at the posthouse on the Kymil road, the captain of the Regent's guards.

    The Silent Tower

  • The posthouse was in ruins, and the stone walls on either side between the gates and the parapet of the fortifications had been crumbled into rubbish; the glacis from the Point du Jour to Auteuil had been ploughed up in such a manner that not a yard of it was to be seen without a shell hole.

    The Insurrection in Paris

  • True, travellers were not rare on this road, since it was part of the great highway from London to Chester, and the little thoroughfare town of Stone, some three miles ahead, had a noted posthouse.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • "Bull" Inn, into whose hospitable portal Mr. Shrig vanished, to pursue those enquiries he had repeated at every posthouse along the road.

    Peregrine's Progress

  • I found in front of the posthouse a number of couriers, who were about to spread the news in the different towns of the empire, and, since they took all the horses, I could obtain none for myself.

    Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun

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