Definition of Postilion

1. Noun. Someone who rides the near horse of a pair in order to guide the horses pulling a carriage (especially a carriage without a coachman).

Exact synonyms: Postillion
Generic synonyms: Equestrian, Horseback Rider, Horseman



Definition of Postilion

1. n. One who rides and guides the first pair of horses of a coach or post chaise; also, one who rides one of the horses when one pair only is used.

Definition of Postilion

1. Noun. A rider mounted on the near, leading horse pulling a carriage who guides the team. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Postilion

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Literary usage of Postilion

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1. The Standard Operas, Their Plots and Their Music by George Putnam Upton (1914)
"THE STANDARD OPERAS THEIR PLOTS AND THEIR MUSIC ADAM (CHARLES ADOLPHE) The postilion of Longjumeau THE postilion of Longjumeau," opera comique, ..."

2. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1815)
"A King takes precedence of all those with whom he associates—so does a postilion. Much depends upon a King's being firmly established on his seat— to does ..."

3. The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany: With by Delany (Mary) (1861)
""We are to have four horses and a postilion'to-morrow at the door by 5 to ... and set out next day from Birmingham at 6 with four horses and one postilion; ..."

4. The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany: With by Delany (Mary) (1861)
"... to have four horses and a postilion to-morrow at the door by 5 to carry us to ... out next day from Birmingham at 6 with four horses and one postilion; ..."

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