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command post the headquarters from which a commander directs a military unit.
ex post facto done afterward, esp. with a retroactive effect, as the making of a law.
king post in carpentry, a supporting vertical post between the apex of a triangular truss and the horizontal tie beam. (Cf. queen post.)
listening post in the military, an advanced, concealed position established near enemy lines in order to listen to and detect the movements of the enemy. [2 definitions]
observation post a forward military position from which the enemy can be observed and artillery fire can be directed.
parcel post the branch of the postal service that handles parcels and packages. [2 definitions]
post chaise a closed carriage drawn by fast horses that are exchanged at posts along the route, formerly used to transport mail and passengers; stagecoach.
post code in the UK, a code made up of letters and numerals used to identify a postal address.
Post Exchange trademark for a retail store on U.S. Army property that sells goods and services to military personnel and their families, and to some civilians; PX.
post horse a horse kept at a post house or inn for exchange with tired horses brought by mail couriers or stagecoaches or for hire to travelers.
post meridiem see P.M.
post office (often cap.) a department or branch of a government responsible for the circulation of mail. [2 definitions]
post road a road, route, or way on which mail is conveyed. [2 definitions]
post time the time at which a horse race is scheduled to start. [2 definitions]
post-Christian combined form of Christian.
post-consumer of or pertaining to a product or material that was once used by consumers but has since been discarded or recycled.
post-Darwinian combined form of Darwinian.
post-Einsteinian combined form of Einsteinian.
post-Freudian combined form of Freudian.
Post-Impressionism a late-nineteenth-century development in French painting, arising out of Impressionism, in which artists further rejected naturalism to study perceptual subtleties or the expressive dynamics in a subject, often through strong color and bold form.