post horn


noun

a straight or coiled copper or brass horn with no valves or slide, originally used to announce mail coaches.

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Origin of post horn

First recorded in 1665–75
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post horn

noun

a simple valveless natural horn consisting of a long tube of brass or copper, either straight or coiled; formerly often used to announce the arrival of a mailcoach
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