post road

noun

Definition of post road

: a route over which mail is carried

Examples of post road in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "We Can’t Afford to Lose the Postal Service," 2 May 2020 The power of establishing post roads must, in every view, be a harmless power, and may, perhaps, by judicious management, become productive of great public conveniency. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Our awful Congress," 11 Apr. 2018 The power of establishing post roads must, in every view, be a harmless power, and may, perhaps, by judicious management, become productive of great public conveniency. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Our awful Congress," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of post road

1657, in the meaning defined above

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“Post road.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/post%20road. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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