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post chaise

noun
1.
a four-wheeled coach for rapid transportation of passengers and mail, used in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15
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British Dictionary definitions for post chaise

post chaise

noun
1.
a closed four-wheeled horse-drawn coach used as a rapid means for transporting mail and passengers in the 18th and 19th centuries
Word Origin
C18: from post³ + chaise
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Encyclopedia Article for post chaise

four-wheeled, closed carriage, containing one seat for two or three passengers, that was popular in 18th-century England. The body was of the coupe type, appearing as if the front had been cut away. Because the driver rode one of the horses, it was possible to have windows in front as well as at the sides. At the post chaise's front end, in place of the coach box, was a luggage platform. The carriage was built for long-distance travel, and so horses were changed at intervals at posts (stations)

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