post horn
noun Date: 1659 a simple straight or coiled brass or copper small wind instrument with cupped mouthpiece used especially by guards of mail coaches of the 18th and 19th centuries

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  • Post horn — Post Post, n. [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L. positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See {Position}, and cf. {Post} a pillar.] 1. The place at which anything is stopped, placed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • post|horn — «POHST HRN», noun. a small horn similar to a bugle, formerly used by a postrider or the guard of a mail coach to announce arrival. ╂[< post 3 + horn] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Post horn — German postbox with post horn logo (old logo bottom, new logo top) Post horn …   Wikipedia

  • post horn — noun wind instrument used by postilions of the 18th and 19th centuries • Hypernyms: ↑wind instrument, ↑wind * * * noun Etymology: post (IV) : a simple straight or coiled brass or copper wind instrument with cupped mouthpiece used especially by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • post horn — n. a straight or coiled copper or brass horn with no valves or slide, originally used to announce mail coaches. [1665 75] * * * ▪ musical instrument       brass musical instrument of cylindrical bore, used by guards of mail coaches in the 18th… …   Universalium

  • post horn — noun historical a valveless horn used to signal the arrival or departure of a mounted courier or mail coach …   English new terms dictionary

  • post horn — noun (C) a horn used in the 18th and 19th centuries as a warning by people riding on a carriage …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • post horn — 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 …   Wiktionary

  • post-horn — /ˈpoʊst hɔn/ (say pohst hawn) noun a simple brass instrument without keys, formerly used by coachmen on post chaises …   Australian English dictionary

  • post-horn — …   Useful english dictionary

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