road agent

noun

: a highwayman who formerly operated especially on stage routes in unsettled districts

Examples of road agent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along the route, the robotaxi travels up to 35 miles per hour and navigates left-hand and right-hand turns, bidirectional turns, traffic lights, bicyclists, pedestrians, vehicles, and other road agents. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Feb. 2023 Hebner retired from referee work after knee replacement surgery and became a road agent before the company released him in 2005. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 19 June 2022 As the story goes, Bradshaw proceeded to clock Hayes, knocking the road agent out in the process. Dj Siddiqi, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 China’s roads generally are populated with much more diverse road agents: bicycles, tricycles, trucks of all different sizes, scooters, and pedestrians everywhere. Amy Gunia / Hong Kong, Time, 10 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of road agent was in 1863

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“Road agent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%20agent. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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