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pos·til·ionalso pos·til·lion (pō-stĭl′yən, pŏ-)
One who rides the near horse of the leaders to guide the horses drawing a coach.
[French postillon, from Italian postiglione, from posta, mail, from Old Italian, mail station; see post3.]
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a person who rides the near horse of the leaders in order to guide a team of horses drawing a coach
[C16: from French postillon, from Italian postiglione, from posta post3]
pos•til•ion(poʊˈstɪl yən, pɒ-)
a person who rides the left horse of the leading or only pair of horses drawing a carriage.Also, esp. Brit.,pos•til′lion.
[1580–90; earlier postillon < Middle French < Italian postiglione]