post exchange


Definition of post exchange

: a store at a military installation that sells merchandise and services to military personnel and authorized civilians

Examples of post exchange in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beavers told stories later about how members of the unit were not allowed to use the post exchange or mess hall while in Georgia, a privilege even while German and Italian POWs being held there were allowed to do so. The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Clarence Beavers, last of the original Triple Nickles, dies," 29 Dec. 2017 Barbasol was a staple item in post exchanges and military ration kits. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "RetroIndy: A close shave with Barbasol," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of post exchange

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Post exchange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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US : a store at a military post

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