post time

nounHorse Racing.
  1. the time at which the entries in a race are required to be at the starting post.

Origin of post time

First recorded in1835–45

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

How to use post time in a sentence

  • Paul always enjoyed it when the work got faster, towards post-time, and all the men united in labour.

    Sons and Lovers | David Herbert Lawrence
  • At the approach of post time, I am nearly ill with anticipation, and afterwards fall headlong into deepest melancholy.

    The Wings of Icarus | Laurence Alma Tadema
  • First of all, he made excuse on excuse for having disturbed the bankers at their post time.

    Messengers of Evil | Pierre Souvestre
  • When post-time came on the morning of the twenty-seventh, no letter arrived from Saturnin Siadoux.

  • He only read one newspaper, innocent of leaders, and was free from that periodicity of sensations which we call post-time.

    Adam Bede | George Eliot