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Definition of last post in English:

noun

(In the British armed forces) the second of two bugle calls giving notice of the hour of retiring at night, played also at military funerals and acts of remembrance: figurative the end of the Cold War heralded the last post for the RAF base
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  • After a single bugle player performed the last post a minute's silence was held to remember those who never came home.
  • Corporal Stephen Pountney played the last post on the bugle and relatives laid wreaths in front of the memorial.
  • A bugle blew in the Ruhr on Sunday, sounding the last post for the postwar German model.

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