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A system of rapid mail transportation by relays of horses that operated from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in 1860-1861.
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(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
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a system of carrying mail by relays of riders on ponies, esp. the system in use between Missouri and California in 1860–61.
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|Noun||1.||pony express - express mail carried by relays of riders on horseback; especially between Missouri and California around 1860|
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