Definition of Pony express

1. Noun. Express mail carried by relays of riders on horseback; especially between Missouri and California around 1860.

Generic synonyms: Express, Express Mail



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pony Express

ponton
pontonier
pontoniers
pontons
pontoon
pontoon bridge
pontoon plane
pontooned
pontooning
pontoons
ponts
ponty
pony-trekking
pony cart
pony express (current term)
pony in the barn
pony keg
pony up
ponyboy
ponyboys
ponycart
ponygirl
ponygirls
ponying
ponying up
ponyless
ponylike
ponyskin
ponyskins

Literary usage of Pony express

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Old Pike: A History of the National Road, with Incidents, Accidents, and by Thomas Brownfield Searight (1894)
"In the year 1835 or 6, Amos Kendall, being Postmaster-General, placed on the road a line of couriers, called the "pony express." It was intended to carry ..."

2. Echoes from the Rocky Mountains: Reminiscences and Thrilling Incidents of by John Wesley Clampitt (1888)
"THE pony express —FROM RIVER TO OCEAN —THE STORY OF ITS ESTABLISHMENT—THE WAGER BETWEEN THE OCEAN EXPRESS AND THE OVERLAND FIRM OF RUSSELL, MAJORS, ..."

3. A History of California: The American Period by Robert Glass Cleland (1922)
"... MAIL AND THE pony express BEFORE the building of railroads, one of the most serious problems California had to face, from a social and political, ..."

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