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Meaning of POSTILION

Pronunciation:  pâ'stilyun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who rides the near horse of a pair in order to guide the horses pulling a carriage (especially a carriage without a coachman)
 

POSTILION is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: postillion
 
 See Also: equestrian, horseback rider, horseman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pos*til"ion\, n. [F. postillon, It. postiglione, fr.
posta post. See {Post} a postman.]
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. [Written also {postillion}.]

 

 

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