winning post

  1. a post on a racetrack, marking the goal of a race.

Origin of winning post

First recorded in 1810–20

Words Nearby winning post Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use winning post in a sentence

  • "This was a real horse on a real flight to the winning-post," added Crozier, with a quirk at the corner of his mouth.

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

  • Mr. Newdegate was a hard-mouthed witness, but he-was saddled, bridled, and ridden to the winning-post.

  • There were still about eight hundred yards to the winning post.

    The Child of Pleasure | Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • Twelve months ago there had been a goal before him which he might attain, a winning-post which was still within his reach.

    The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for winning post

winning post

  1. the post marking the finishing line on a racecourse

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