- a post on a racetrack, marking the goal of a race.
Origin of winning post
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for winning post
Four of them came in to the winning-post, running neck and neck.A Boy's Voyage Round the World
The Son of Samuel Smiles
Now again, and now more than ever, they have the winning-post in sight.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.)
Those willows on my left are, I know, just half a mile from the winning-post.
The judge at the winning-post is lifting his hand and cocking his pistol.
She was within a few yards of the winning-post when he passed her.The Myths of the North American Indians
- the post marking the finishing line on a racecourse
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