dispatch rider


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dispatch rider

n
(Communications & Information) a horseman or motorcyclist who carries dispatches
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.dispatch rider - a messenger who carries military dispatches (usually on a motorcycle)
courier, messenger - a person who carries a message
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Translations
kurýr
motorordonans
sendiboîi, hraîboîi
kuriér
motorsikletli askerî haberci

dispatch rider

n (Mil) → corriere m, portaordini m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in periodicals archive ?
Hopkins (ViggoMortensen) works as a dispatch rider for the US Cavalry,quickly earning his spurs as ``the greatest rider the West has ever known''.
ship from London to Lisbon and then by dispatch rider to our headquarters.
Manslaughter charges against a total of nine photographers and a French press dispatch rider were dropped during the inquiry into the tragedy, as were charges of failing to assist at the scene of an accident.
Less than a kilometre from the snap check point, and upon reaching the Tema Community 22 intersection, the occupants of a parked blue Toyota Corolla suddenly opened fire on the police dispatch rider, sending him crashing to the ground.
DISPATCH rider Garth Wright took one look at the men queuing on the beaches and decided he was not getting out of Dunkirk alive.
"Apparently it was sent out by a dispatch rider to the front line and I said to my cousin, 'How did they not know?',' he said they would send it by dispatch but if the person on the horse got taken out on the way then there was no way of knowing.
A dispatch rider had come with the dawn, his horse blown and dripping.
Fred Hill was a retired mathematics teacher and former World War II dispatch rider who refused to wear a helmet while riding his motorcycle, believing the compulsory helmet law to be an infringement of personal liberty.
Last Thursday saw the anniversary of the death of former army dispatch rider Fred Hill, also in 1984.
Given a choice of roles within the Army, Brenda chose to become a dispatch rider. Despite having never ridden a motorcycle, she saw the role as adventurous and exciting.
The night before he went over the top, his youngest brother Jack, a dispatch rider, offered to shoot him in the leg.