What is another word for postilions?

Pronunciation: [pə͡ʊstˈɪli͡ənz] (IPA)

Postilions were essential personnel in the 17th and 18th centuries for transporting passengers and goods by stagecoach. They were responsible for leading the horses from the front and steering the coach from the rear. Some popular synonyms for postilions are coachmen, charioteers, drivers, and teamsters. These terms are still used in various industries, including transportation, logistics, and racing. Some people may also refer to postilions as jockeys, especially in horse racing. In general, any profession that involves driving or leading a team, whether it be horses, trucks, or other vehicles, could be associated with postilions and their synonyms.

What are the hypernyms for Postilions?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Postilions

By the horses' heads stood a gorgeous, grinning man, dressed in livery such as postilions may have worn a hundred years ago.
"The Heather-Moon"
C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I drew up in my hands my horse's bridle, not knowing what I did, and moved round to where I could mount, if there were any road; and, as I did it, past the gate, full in view there swept at a gallop, first three guards riding abreast, a brave blaze of colour in the dusky lane; then the four grey horses, with their postilions cracking their whips; then the coach; and, as this passed, as plain as a picture I saw the King lean forward and look-his great hat and periwig thrust forward-and behind him another man.
Robert Hugh Benson
The carriage broke down, owing to the execrable roads, mere deep rough country lanes, and had it not been for the postilions I must have been left by the wayside.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1"
Rupert Hughes

Related words: the postillion brothers, postilion boy, postilion, postillion hotel

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