Translation of postilion in Spanish:

postilion

postillón, n.

(postillion)

Pronunciation /poʊˈstɪljən//pəˈstɪljən//pɒˈstɪlɪən/

noun

History

  • 1

    postillón masculine
    • On the journey to London the carriage overturns, Thomas the postilion is bitten by Tabitha's ferocious and much-loved cur Chowder, and the destitute Humphry is engaged in Thomas's place.
    • He became morose and silent; and his only occupation consisted in urging the speed of the postilions, as if he were going to save the life of some one he held dear.
    • Measuring 24 ft long, 8ft wide and 12 ft high, the coach is drawn by eight greys, four mounted by postilion riders.
    • It listed the stereotypical traits of 10 major European nations, enabling innkeepers and postillions to identify passing travellers.
    • The cracking of the postillions ' whips, and the velocity with which they drove up to the door, brought out every man, woman and child, to gaze at the new comers, whose appearance sufficiently bespoke their errand.