Definition of last post in US English:

last post


  • (in the British armed forces) the second of two bugle calls giving notice of the hour of retiring at night, played also at military funerals and acts of remembrance.

    • ‘Corporal Stephen Pountney played the last post on the bugle and relatives laid wreaths in front of the memorial.’
    • ‘A bugle blew in the Ruhr on Sunday, sounding the last post for the postwar German model.’
    • ‘After a single bugle player performed the last post a minute's silence was held to remember those who never came home.’


last post

/ˌlast ˈpōst//ˌlæst ˈpoʊst/