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post road

noun
1.
(formerly) a road with stations for furnishing horses for postriders, mail coaches, or travelers.
2.
a road or route over which mail is carried.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60
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  • But, from this has been inferred the power and duty of carrying the mail along the post road, from one post office to another.
British Dictionary definitions for post road

post road

noun
1.
a road or route over which post is carried and along which post houses were formerly sited
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