post exchange

noun

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

Example Sentences

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, OregonLive.com, 29 Dec. 2017 Barbasol was a staple item in post exchanges and military ration kits. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, 15 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of post exchange was in 1892

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“Post exchange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/post%20exchange. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

post exchange

noun
: a store at a military post that sells to people in or associated with the armed forces
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