Definition of post horn in English:

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post horn

Pronunciation: /ˈpōst ˌhôrn/


A valveless horn used originally to signal the arrival or departure of a mounted courier or mail coach.
Example sentences
  • In the band too are Christian, on tuba and piano; Kevin, cornet and post horn, and his son, Will, the youngest player, on drums.
  • A post horn blows outside and a messenger brings a letter from the Duke informing Sancho that enemies are planning to attack the island.
  • In the midst of a nocturnal search after the concealed hieroglyphic meaning of the post horn, Oedipa happens upon ‘a circle of children… who told her they were dreaming.’

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Syllabification: post horn

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