last post


last post
The sounding of a bugle, signalling the evening hour to bed down, also used at military funerals and remembrance services.

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 last ‘posts.’

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  • last post — n the last post the tune played on a ↑bugle at British military funerals, or to call soldiers back to camp for the night …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • last post — ► 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • Last Post — The Last Post redirects here. For an album by Carbon/Silicon see The Last Post (album). Last Post is a bugle call used at Commonwealth of Nations military funerals and ceremonies commemorating those who have fallen in war. The Last Post is also… …   Wikipedia

  • last post — noun : a bugle call in the British Army equivalent to taps * * * last post noun (military) 1. The second of two bugle calls denoting the time for retiring for the night 2. The farewell bugle call at military funerals • • • Main Entry: ↑last * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • last post — noun the last post the tune played on a bugle at British military funerals, or to call soldiers back to camp for the night …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • last post — /last ˈpoʊst / (say lahst pohst) noun 1. a signal on a bugle giving notice to retire for the night. 2. a similar bugle call sounded at military funerals …   Australian English dictionary

  • last post. — See under post2 (def. 7). * * * …   Universalium

  • last post — 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 …   English new terms dictionary

  • last post. — See under post2 (def. 7) …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Last Post — Eine Aufnahme von „The Last Post“ Notenansicht von „The Last Post“ …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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