the last post

Definition of the last post

British

  1. :  a song played on a bugle at military funerals and at night as a signal for soldiers to go to bed

Word by Word Definitions

lastplay
  1. :  to continue in time

    :  to remain fresh or unimpaired :  endure

    :  to manage to continue (as in a course of action)

  1. :  a form (as of metal or plastic) which is shaped like the human foot and over which a shoe is shaped or repaired

  1. :  to shape with a last

  1. :  after all others :  at the end

    :  most lately

    :  in conclusion

  1. :  following all the rest

    :  being the only remaining

    :  belonging to the final stage (as of life)

  1. :  something that is last

postplay
  1. :  a piece (as of timber or metal) fixed firmly in an upright position especially as a stay or support :  pillar, column

    :  a pole or stake set up to mark or indicate something

    :  a pole that marks the starting or finishing point of a horse race

  1. :  to publish, announce, or advertise by or as if by use of a placard

    :  to denounce by public notice

    :  to enter on a public listing

  1. :  courier

    :  one of a series of stations for keeping horses for relays

    :  the distance between any two such consecutive stations :  stage

  1. :  to travel with post-horses

    :  to ride or travel with haste :  hurry

    :  to rise from the saddle and return to it in rhythm with a horse's trot

  1. :  with post-horses :  express

  1. :  the place at which a soldier is stationed

    :  a sentry's beat or station

    :  a station or task to which one is assigned

  1. :  to station in a given place

    :  to carry ceremoniously to a position

    :  to assign to a unit, position, or location (as in the military or civil service)


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