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post time

noun, Horse Racing.
1.
the time at which the entries in a race are required to be at the starting post.
Origin of post time
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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  • His sister observed that she believed it was past post time for this half-week.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • My watch tells me that I cannot hope to finish this letter by post time.

    The Black Robe Wilkie Collins
  • I write this before going to bed, that I may be sure of not being taken by any engagement off the post time to-morrow.

  • She came to this conclusion with a sigh, and then, hearing the stable clock strike five, remembered that it was post time.

    A Pair of Clogs Amy Walton
  • At the approach of post time, I am nearly ill with anticipation, and afterwards fall headlong into deepest melancholy.

    The Wings of Icarus Laurence Alma Tadema
  • First of all, he made excuse on excuse for having disturbed the bankers at their post time.

    Messengers of Evil Pierre Souvestre
  • This should have gone to you yesterday, but we had visitors who talked past post time.

  • Looks like a false price on the Ghost, and I know that Parker is going to set in a chunk on him at post time.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

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