last post

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last post (plural last posts)

  1. (UK and Canada) The sounding of a bugle, signalling the evening hour to bed down, also used at military funerals and remembrance services.
    • 1876, “Drummers and Fifers” in Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, v 4, n 666 (September 30), p 629:
      Twenty minutes is allowed for the duration of the roll-call, the commencement and finish of which are sounded on the bugle, and are called the first and lastposts.’

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