Definition of post horn in English:

post horn


  • A valveless horn used to signal the arrival or departure of a mounted courier or mail coach.

    • ‘A post horn blows outside and a messenger brings a letter from the Duke informing Sancho that enemies are planning to attack the island.’
    • ‘In the midst of a nocturnal search after the concealed hieroglyphic meaning of the post horn, Oedipa happens upon ‘a circle of children… who told her they were dreaming.’’
    • ‘In the band too are Christian, on tuba and piano; Kevin, cornet and post horn, and his son, Will, the youngest player, on drums.’