post horse

post horse

noun
a horse kept, as at a station on a post road, for the use of persons riding post or for hire by travelers.
Also called poster.


Origin:
1520–30

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

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