Meaning of “dispatch rider” in the English Dictionary

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"dispatch rider" in British English

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dispatch ridernoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈspætʃ ˌraɪ.dər/ us /dɪˈspætʃ ˌraɪ.dɚ/ UK

Examples from literature

  • And soon after Henri's arrival a dispatch rider set off post haste with certain papers and maps, hurriedly written and drawn. 
  • Tom is now a dispatch rider behind the lines and has some thrilling experiences in delivering important messages to troop commanders in France. 

(Definition of “dispatch rider” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dispatch rider" in Business English

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dispatch ridernoun [ C ]

also despatch rider uk us UK COMMERCE, TRANSPORT

a person whose job is to deliver letters, packages, etc. using a motorcycle or bicycle

(Definition of “dispatch rider” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)