postilion

noun pos·til·ion \ pō-ˈstil-yən , pə- \
variants: or postillion

Definition of postilion

:one who rides as a guide on the near horse of one of the pairs attached to a coach or post chaise especially without a coachman

Origin and Etymology of postilion

Middle French postillon mail carrier using post-horses, from Italian postiglione, from posta post — more at post


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