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winning post

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

First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for winning post

Historical Examples

  • Four of them came in to the winning-post, running neck and neck.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World

    The Son of Samuel Smiles

  • Now again, and now more than ever, they have the winning-post in sight.

  • Those willows on my left are, I know, just half a mile from the winning-post.

    Parkhurst Boys

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • The judge at the winning-post is lifting his hand and cocking his pistol.

    Parkhurst Boys

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • She was within a few yards of the winning-post when he passed her.


British Dictionary definitions for winning post

winning post

noun
  1. the post marking the finishing line on a racecourse
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