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post exchange

noun, U.S. Army.
a retail store on an army installation that sells goods and services to military personnel and their dependents and to certain authorized civilian personnel.
Abbreviation: PX.
Origin of post exchange
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • "Viscol," obtainable from the post exchange, is the best oil for softening all kinds of leather that the author knows of.

  • Mess over, we all hie out to the two main roads that lead to the post exchange, jingling coins in our trouser pockets.

    Conscript 2989 Irving Crump
  • They located the mess halls, the base movie house, post exchange, and post office.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • If he passed one of the same officers later in the day, for example in front of the post exchange, he would salute again.

    The Armed Forces Officer

    U. S. Department of Defense
British Dictionary definitions for post exchange

post exchange

(US) a government-subsidized shop operated mainly for military personnel PX
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