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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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);
[syn: postilion, postillion]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Postilion \Pos*til"ion\, n. [F. postillon, It. postiglione, fr. posta post. See Post a postman.] One who rides and guides the first pair of horses of a coach or post chaise; also, one who rides one of the horses when one pair only is used. [Written also postillion.] [1913 Webster]