road agent


Definition of road agent

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

Examples of road agent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of road agent

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Road agent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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