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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. 2017.
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  • The winning post stares us in the face; my old Chief gallops off the course; how can I resist calling out?

  • Margaret stopped at the bush which was to be the winning post.

    Geoffrey Hampstead Thomas Stinson Jarvis
  • In a little basket under the writing-table lay the last number of The winning post, carefully destroyed.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • "Tearaway will make a hack of him before the winning post is reached," said Fred.

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
  • There were still about eight hundred yards to the winning post.

    The Child of Pleasure Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • The big tree which formed the winning post was very near now.

    A Little Bush Maid Mary Grant Bruce
  • Before Peggy's eyes there was nothing now but the tall red and white "pylon" that marked the winning post.

  • 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
  • Barellan was head and head with Isaac, Roland half a length to the good, and the winning post a few yards away.

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

    Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
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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