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- 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.
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.
Yes, yes, it's Rodney -- Rodney and the postrider -- they're coming!
Now the postrider was to the people of Revolutionary days what the telegraph or the telephone is to us today.
Write him a letter -- send it by the postrider -- urge upon him the enormous importance of his getting here by tomorrow morning.
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_]
Wednesday, and Friday a postrider left New York city for Philadelphia.
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.