Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

pony express

noun

Definition of pony express

  1. :  a rapid postal and express system that operated across the western United States in 1860–61 by relays of horses and riders



1847

First Known Use of pony express

1847


PONY EXPRESS Defined for Kids

pony express

noun

Definition of pony express

  1. :  a rapid postal system that operated across the western United States in 1860–61 by changing horses and riders along the way




Learn More about pony express


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pony express? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016

to put in good humor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ