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pony express

n.
A system of rapid mail transportation by relays of horses that operated from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in 1860-1861.

pony express

n
(Historical Terms) (in the American West) a system of mail transport that employed relays of riders and mounts, esp that operating from Missouri to California in 1860–61

po′ny express′


n.
a system of carrying mail by relays of riders on ponies, esp. the system in use between Missouri and California in 1860–61.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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Noun1.pony express - express mail carried by relays of riders on horsebackpony express - express mail carried by relays of riders on horseback; especially between Missouri and California around 1860
express, express mail - mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
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