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last post

(in the British military services) n
1. (Military) a bugle call that orders men to retire for sleep
2. (Military) a similar call sounded at military funerals
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
taps, last post - Taps, the bugle call for lights out, was originally a drum roll and got its name from the tapping of the drums; taps are also called last post.
See also related terms for lights.
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Translations

last post

n (Mil) the last postil silenzio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
The following evening there came by the last post the statement of his account.
Meeting a comrade at the last post station but one before Moscow, Denisov had drunk three bottles of wine with him and, despite the jolting ruts across the snow-covered road, did not once wake up on the way to Moscow, but lay at the bottom of the sleigh beside Rostov, who grew more and more impatient the nearer they got to Moscow.
Not a word was there for me up to th last post at night.
"--At the last post. How many to the Guillotine to-day?"
The highlight of the tour was their performance at the world famous Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres.
The yob, who was wearing a Celtic top, battered two men, aged 44 and 50, inside The Last Post in County Square before headbutting a 44-year-old victim on his way out.
Noa Pothoven made a "sad last post" to social media last week in which she announced she would "die within 10 days".
The Royal Mail has issued its last post dates for 2018 for both UK and international post.
Almost 2,000 households in Sefton will now receive Last Post packs through their door, detailing the name and wartime heroics of the former occupant of their address.
A BUGLER has carried out an emotional tribute to the nation's fallen heroes by playing the Last Post at the summit of Pen y Fan ahead of Armistice Day.
His funeral in the Beechwood Cemetery was provided through the Last Post Fund.
During their visit the City of Chester Male Voice Choir took part in events to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War including the historic Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres.