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postrider

[pohst-rahy-der] /ˈpoʊstˌraɪ dər/
noun
1.
(formerly) a person who rode post; a mounted mail carrier.
Origin of postrider
1695-1705
1695-1705; post3 + rider
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  • Yes, yes, it's Rodney—Rodney and the postrider—they're coming!

    Caesar Rodney's Ride Henry Fisk Carlton
  • Write him a letter—send it by the postrider—urge upon him the enormous importance of his getting here by tomorrow morning.

    Caesar Rodney's Ride Henry Fisk Carlton
  • Now the postrider was to the people of Revolutionary days what the telegraph or the telephone is to us today.

    Caesar Rodney's Ride Henry Fisk Carlton
British Dictionary definitions for postrider

postrider

/ˈpəʊstˌraɪdə/
noun
1.
(formerly) a person who delivered post on horseback
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