post road


: a route over which mail is carried

Examples of post road in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stone house off an old wooded post road in Garrison, New York, had been long rented to a group of hippies who had been burning furniture for heat. Curbed, 29 Dec. 2023 The constitutional authority that created the Postal Service allowed for the construction of post roads to link faraway cities; eventually, these ran all the way from Florida to Maine. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 2 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of post road was in 1657

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Cite this Entry

“Post road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

post road

: a road over which mail is carried
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