post horse


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post horse

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posthorse

n
(Historical Terms) (formerly) a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by postriders or for hire to travellers

post′ horse`


n.
(formerly) a horse kept for the use of persons carrying the post or for hire by travelers.
[1520–30]
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Noun1.post horse - a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelerspost horse - a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
References in classic literature ?
I am as worn out as a post horse, but still I must have a talk with you, Catiche, a very serious talk.
D'Artagnan and Planchet took each a post horse, and a postillion rode before them.
In the Surovsky district there was no railway nor service of post horses, and Levin drove there with his own horses in his big, old-fashioned carriage.
But Grimaud's ingenuity was more prolific than his speech, and therefore at the first halt he sold his steed and with the money obtained from the purchase took post horses.
He gave me his arm, and the two officers courteously bowed me out, and we found at the door a phaeton or barouche with a postilion and post horses.
He had helped in sending off Falleix expeditiously, explaining to him the advantage of taking post horses.
The post Horse racing-Riding 'genius' Eddery dies, aged 63 appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
TOP Racing Post horse tipster Andrew Barr rang me at home one afternoon in February 1999.
A SILENT charity auction will be held during the Open meeting at Cheltenham this weekend for the Racing Post Horse of Legends sculpture.
Sculpture for auction A SILENT charity auction will be held during the Open meeting at Cheltenham this weekend for the Racing Post Horse of Legends sculpture.