road agent

noun

Definition of road agent

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

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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, "8 Questions With James Peng of Pony.ai, One of China's Most Valuable Autonomous Vehicle Startups," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of road agent

1863, in the meaning defined above

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