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Noun: postilion  pó'stil-yun [N. Amer], pó'sti-lee-un [Brit]
  1. Someone who rides the near horse of a pair in order to guide the horses pulling a carriage (especially a carriage without a coachman)
    - postillion

Derived forms: postilions

Type of: equestrian, horseback rider, horseman

Encyclopedia: Postilion