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winning post

a post on a racetrack, marking the goal of a race.
Origin of winning post
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There were still about eight hundred yards to the winning post.

    The Child of Pleasure Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • "We'll not be far off the winning post now," she assured him at this juncture.

  • Within five hundred yards from the winning post, they are neck and neck.

    London's Heart B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • Margaret stopped at the bush which was to be the winning post.

    Geoffrey Hampstead Thomas Stinson Jarvis
  • "Tearaway will make a hack of him before the winning post is reached," said Fred.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • When they opened and it returned again their sledge was rushing past the winning post.

    Lysbeth H. Rider Haggard
  • The big tree which formed the winning post was very near now.

    A Little Bush Maid Mary Grant Bruce
  • It was a vain hope on the part of his backers, for when the winning post was passed Lucky Boy had a couple of lengths to the good.

    The Second String Nat Gould
  • The cheering commenced, it became deafening as Picton drew near to the winning post.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • The crowd would decide the winner, as they were to congregate at the winning post.

    The Indians' Last Fight

    Dennis Collins
British Dictionary definitions for winning post

winning post

the post marking the finishing line on a racecourse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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