Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who rides over a postroad to carry the mails.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who rides over a post road to carry the mails.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who rides post; a mounted mail-carrier.

Etymologies

post +‎ rider (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All right, Mr. Clarke, I've got to have a postrider to carry a very important message to Dover, Delaware, to get a man back here from Dover by nine o'clock tomorrow morning.

    Caesar Rodney's Ride

  • Yes, yes, it's Rodney -- Rodney and the postrider -- they're coming!

    Caesar Rodney's Ride

  • Now the postrider was to the people of Revolutionary days what the telegraph or the telephone is to us today.

    Caesar Rodney's Ride

  • Write him a letter -- send it by the postrider -- urge upon him the enormous importance of his getting here by tomorrow morning.

    Caesar Rodney's Ride

  • And so out into the July night rode Caesar Rodney and the postrider, bound for Philadelphia eighty miles away -- an hour -- two hours -- past the first remount station -- it is nearing eleven o'clock. [_sound of horses 'hoofs and thunder_]

    Caesar Rodney's Ride

  • Wednesday, and Friday a postrider left New York city for Philadelphia.

    A School History of the United States

  • To give them their full effect, we should imagine that these letters have this moment been brought to town by the splashed and way - worn postrider, or perhaps by an orderly dragoon, who has ridden in a perilous hurry to deliver his despatches.

    A Book of Autographs

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