Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A road on which are stations where relays of post-horses can be obtained.
  • n. In the United States, any road, way, or street, including water-routes, over which the United States mail is carried.
  • n. In the United States, any road, way, or street, including water-routes, over which the United States mail is carried.

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Examples

  • Johnson and Powers were unmatchable at the Planet Bike Cup USGP last week, but Anthony has another week of post-road season recoup in his legs and should go better than he did in Madison, Wisconsin, or Las Vegas.

    U.S. Cycling This Week: ’Cross on the coasts

  • Duddingston, was for some time the common post-road betwixt Edinburgh and

    Waverley

  • Var, and a post-road made from Nice to Genoa, I am very confident that all those strangers who now pass the Alps in their way to and from Italy, would choose this road as infinitely more safe, commodious, and agreeable.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • About five in the afternoon, I had the first glimpse of the famous Pont du Garde, which stands on the right hand, about the distance of a league from the post-road to Nismes, and about three leagues from that city.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Another great inconvenience which attends posting in France, is that if you are retarded by any accident, you cannot in many parts of the kingdom find a lodging, without perhaps travelling two or three posts farther than you would choose to go, to the prejudice of your health, and even the hazard of your life; whereas on any part of the post-road in England, you will meet with tolerable accommodation at every stage.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Dolly, and through unfrequented paths conducted his charge to an inn on the post-road, where a chaise was ready for their reception.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • I have no ambition to lose my life on the post-road between St. Petersburgh and Archangel.

    Frankenstein

  • Stamford Raffles, such, for instance, as his construction of the post-road from Anjer Head to Banjoewangi, a distance of over 700 miles, at the cost of from twelve to twenty thousand lives; but it is not always easy to estimate at a distance of a hundred years the peculiar difficulties and conditions under which European Governors administered an oriental Colony.

    Across the Equator A Holiday Trip in Java

  • + -- There is a post-road up the Germanasca and down the Guil, an affluent of the Durance, to Mont Dauphin, passing by

    The South of France—East Half

  • E. from the Col. 8 m. beyond by post-road is the village of Paesana, the chief town in the valley, and 1778 ft. above the sea.

    The South of France—East Half

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