pony express

noun, often capitalized P&E

Definition of pony express

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

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1847

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pony express

noun, often capitalized P&E

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

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