noun (plural post-chaises pronounced same or /-ˌSHāziz/)historical
A horse-drawn carriage used for transporting passengers or mail, especially in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
- The commemorative event will include a re-enactment of the journey made to the city in October 1805 by a horse-drawn post-chaise carrying dispatches bearing news of the epic sea battle and of Admiral Lord Nelson's death.
- The last guest, the Spaniard - Don Juan de Ramirez - stepped out of the post-chaise with a languid grace that only men of that race can lay claim to, and I was immediately startled by his appearance.
- Unlike the post-chaise recreation of the dash, which is taking place at a leisurely pace, the only break for the riders will come in Salisbury.
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