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What is a horse sending message in the past called? What do you call a messenger riding on horse sending letters from one town to another in the old days (around 16-17th century)? My language is translated to "A quick horse" What is it in English? A horse messenger?
Jun 27, 2019 5:16 AM
Answers · 2
The word that first occurs to me is "courier." Nowadays, a "courier service" is a special, fast service for delivering letters and physical message. It implies that someone makes a special trip to carry a single letter directly from the sender to the receiver--rather than delivering many letters on an organized route. In large cities, we have "bicycle couriers," who carry messages via bicycle, because a bicycle--when ridden with skill--can move faster in traffic than a car can.
June 27, 2019
I'm no native speaker but from other vocabulary referring to people on horses (like e. g. police) I would assume that he would be called a mounted messenger or a mounted courier.
June 27, 2019
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