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post road

(formerly) a road with stations for furnishing horses for postriders, mail coaches, or travelers.
a road or route over which mail is carried.
Origin of post road
1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • By the post-road it is 172 leagues distant from Buenos Ayres.

  • On the other side there are many Russian villages, for the post-road is on that side.

    Condemned as a Nihilist George Alfred Henty
  • For, even though this post-road was henceforth closed it might possibly be worth while to send forward these letters.

    The Summons A.E.W. Mason
  • Baird's horse had brought him down into the hollow, to where the creek crossed the post-road.

    Nobody's Child Elizabeth Dejeans
  • Don Fabio was the priest of the little gaudy236 church low down in the valley where the post-road ran.

  • Soon the houses grew more numerous and the post-road had become a street heading through the heart of an old-fashioned town.

    Historic Boyhoods Rupert Sargent Holland
  • Having settled the point they promptly swung to the right, and soon were on the post-road.

    A Gallant Grenadier F.S. Brereton
  • A short distance from the bank they crossed the post-road, and in another half-hour were in the forest.

    Condemned as a Nihilist George Alfred Henty
  • Garvin dropped the subject, talked of trivial things, until they reached the post-road.

    Nobody's Child Elizabeth Dejeans
  • We were now fairly among the mountains, and the sun was well down behind the trees when we entered upon the post-road.

    Locusts and Wild Honey John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for post-road

post road

a road or route over which post is carried and along which post houses were formerly sited
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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