One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An official place for crossing the border between two countries or areas.‘the national police and the paramilitary civil guard carry out security checks at frontier posts’
- ‘Until the 1890s, the black regiments served almost entirely at remote western frontier posts.’
- ‘We're at a Pakistani army frontier post.’
- ‘He received a Regular Army commission as lieutenant in 1886 and over the next several years served in several frontier posts.’
- ‘Three months later I had to leave through a different frontier post.’
- ‘Until the turn of the nineteenth century, visitors described frontier posts as dirty, dusty, and remote.’
- ‘It was not unusual for men to become thoroughly proficient as an infantry, cavalry, or deck officer and then languish in some isolated frontier post.’
- ‘Even as wars raged on the main South American continent over God, gold and glory, the Spanish guarded this little frontier post doggedly.’
- ‘Long lines of packed cars were backed up at the frontier post, witnesses said.’
- ‘Fort Winnebago, like all the American frontier posts, is an exceedingly neat place.’
- ‘The Wanted posters blazed on the walls of every police station, railway station, airport or frontier post.’
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