Definition of Post horn

1. Noun. Wind instrument used by postilions of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Generic synonyms: Wind, Wind Instrument



Definition of Post horn

1. Noun. A valveless cylindrical brass or copper instrument with cupped mouthpiece, used to signal the arrival or departure of a post rider or mail coach. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Post Horn

post box
post boxes
post card
post chaise
post count
post doc
post exchange
post festum
post game
post games
post haste
post hoc
post hoc ergo propter hoc
post hocs
post hole
post horn (current term)
post horns
post horse
post meridiem
post mold
post mortem
post mortems
post note
post notes
post oak
post oak bluff
post oak bluffs
post office
post offices
post road

Literary usage of Post horn

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1886)
"This column is named the peripheral zone of the post. horn. If any large fibres are found in this zone, they are on its edges, and belong really to other ..."

2. History of Haverhill, N. H. by John Quincy Bittinger (1888)
"Silas May—post horn—Ex. press—Bi-weekly Mall—First stage line—William Smart—Second stage line- Robert Morse—First Trip—Col. Silas May driver—Entrance into ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1886)
"This column is named the peripheral zone of the post. horn. If any large fibres are found in this zone, they are on its edges, and belong really to other ..."

4. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"... n. post-house; —b,orn, n. post-horn; —jad)t,/. advice-boat; —farte,/. 1. post-bill, list of letters; 2. post- map, map of the roads, traveling map; ..."

5. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1891)
"Post-horn. See HORN. Posting, the forwarding of passengers from place to place by means of relays of horses. Posting was long in Britain, as it is yet in ..."

6. An English-Greek Lexicon by Charles Duke Yonge (1849)
"... (also post Horn, and not in prose), Omn. ; кат^хш, Omn. ; i'f >LU, ... Dem. ; (Cfo-ri, Omn. post. Horn. ..."

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