post exchange


noun U.S. Army.

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

Nearby words

  1. possy,
  2. post,
  3. post captain,
  4. post chaise,
  5. post entry,
  6. post factum,
  7. post hoc,
  8. post hoc, ergo propter hoc,
  9. post horn,
  10. post horse

Origin of post exchange

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for post exchange

post exchange

noun

US a government-subsidized shop operated mainly for military personnelAbbreviation: PX
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