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dispatch rider

n
(Communications & Information) a horseman or motorcyclist who carries dispatches
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dispatch rider - a messenger who carries military dispatches (usually on a motorcycle)
courier, messenger - a person who carries a message
Translations
kurýr
motorordonans
sendiboîi, hraîboîi
kuriér
motorsikletli askerî haberci

dispatch rider

n (Mil) → corriere m, portaordini m inv

dispatch

(diˈspӕtʃ) verb
1. to send off. He dispatched several letters asking for financial help.
2. to finish off or deal with quickly. She dispatched several pieces of business within the hour.
noun
1. a written official report. a dispatch from the commanding officer.
2. an act of sending away.
3. haste.
dispatch rider
a carrier of military dispatches by motor-cycle.
References in periodicals archive ?
Mr Prime landed on Juno beach on the morning of D-Day - June 6, 1944 - as a 20-year-old despatch rider with the Royal Army Service Corps.
Jack was the last surviving member of those despatch riders.
I also had a spell of being a motor cycle despatch rider.
In February, 1943, at the tender age of 19 she joined the 4th Ack Ack Group as an ATS army despatch rider, serving for three-and-a-half years.
However, Iceman responded, and the jockey, weaving his way like a motorbike despatch rider in city traffic - he all but shaved two rivals as he did so - emerged from the pack to pick off Godolphin's Council Member inside the final furlong.
The stalker, a motorbike despatch rider, became obsessed with Zoe after meeting her while working for the BBC's in-house courier firm.
The former motorbike despatch rider sent her a terrifying message two weeks before her wedding.
Charges against nine photographers and one despatch rider who chased the doomed Mercedes through Paris will be dropped.
Former army despatch rider Eric Ogden penned his Huddersfield memories from the 1920s to the 1970s for his children, grandchildren and future Ogden generations.
Horace's family arranged the unique tribute to the Solihull grandad, who served as an Army despatch rider in the Second World War and only give up his licence aged 88.
A FORMER World War Two despatch rider will be sent off in style at his funeral - in a motorcycle hearse driven by a biker vicar.
Cpl Reuben Foster, of East Howdon, a machinist at a North Shields factory, but then a TA despatch rider with a North Shields squadron, driving with a convoy of 16 trucks through Europe, said after a 100 miles into the continent one of the bikes broke down and they took it to a garage.