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last post

Syllabification: last post

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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