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 Preserved and canned meats were only available via the U.S. Army base PX, or post exchange. Jennifer Hope Choi, Bon Appétit, 19 Aug. 2020 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,, 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

Time Traveler
The first known use of post exchange was in 1892

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“Post exchange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

post exchange

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