post exchange

nounU.S. Army.
  1. 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

Words Nearby post exchange Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use post exchange in a sentence

  • These included small supplies such as candy and fruits, and they were on sale at the usual post exchange or company store.

  • 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
  • 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
  • "Viscol," obtainable from the post exchange, is the best oil for softening all kinds of leather that the author knows of.

British Dictionary definitions for post exchange

post exchange

  1. US a government-subsidized shop operated mainly for military personnel: Abbreviation: PX

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