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A valveless horn used originally to signal the arrival or departure of a mounted courier or mail coach.
- ‘In the band too are Christian, on tuba and piano; Kevin, cornet and post horn, and his son, Will, the youngest player, on drums.’
- ‘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.’’
- ‘A post horn blows outside and a messenger brings a letter from the Duke informing Sancho that enemies are planning to attack the island.’
post horn/ˈpōst ˌhôrn/
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