a. either of two upright poles marking the beginning (starting post) and end (winning post) of a racecourse
b. the finish of a horse race
1. Brit an official system of mail delivery
2. (formerly) any of a series of stations furnishing relays of men and horses to deliver mail over a fixed route
3. a rider who carried mail between such stations
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Any stiff, vertical upright, made of wood, stone, or metal, used to support a superstructure or provide a firm point of lateral attachment.
The corner post in half-timbered construction.
Vertical member in a roof truss, especially a king post.
A vertical member extending from the apex of the inclined rafters to the tie beam between the rafters at the lower ends of a truss, as well as in a roof.
One of the two vertical supports in a queen-post truss.
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(1) Mail transmitted by postal enterprises. This includes periodicals, written correspondence, parcels, and money orders.
(2) Postal enterprises, which receive, forward, distribute and deliver mail. These enterprises include main post offices, postal centers, post offices for the transport of postal matter by rail, air, or water, and various post offices subordinate to main post offices or postal centers.
In the broad sense, the term designates the whole postal service.
(1) A place where there is military activity and which is guarded and defended by a sentry; also, an area or a sector of the terrain where a sentry carries out his duties.
In the Soviet armed forces the location of posts and the procedure for organizing and implementing guard duty and defense are set forth in the Garrison and Guard Duty Regulations of the Armed Forces of the USSR. Posts are located near the banners of units; at storehouses of ammunition, explosives, and weapons; and at combat-matériel depots.
(2) A soldier or a small military subunit carrying out a special mission, such as an antiaircraft defense post, an aviation liaison post, and a sentry post.
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A vertical support such as a pillar, upright, or fence stake.
A pole used as a boundary marker.
To add or update records in a file.
A mine timber, or any upright timber, more commonly the uprights which support the roof crosspieces.
The support fastened between the roof and floor of a coal seam, used with certain types of mining machines or augers.
A pillar of coal or ore.
A small beacon used for marking channels; it is usually more substantial than a perch.
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A strong, stiff, vertical structural member or column, usually of wood, stone, or metal, capable of supporting a framing member of the structure above it and/or providing a firm point of lateral attachment. Posts may divide the structural framework of a building into bays
. The term post
may be preceded by an adjective indicating its location (such as a corner post) or by an adjective indicating its shape (such as a musket-stock post). For definitions and illustrations of specific types of posts, See angle post, chimney post, corner post, crown post, doorpost, flared post, gabled post, gate post, gun-stock post, hanging post, jack post, jamb post, king post, musket-stock post, prick post, principal post,shouldered post, splayed post, sure post, teagle post, wall post
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To send a message to a mailing list
. Usually implies that the message is sent
indiscriminately to multiple users, in contrast to "mail"
which implies one or more deliberately selected individual
You should only post a message if you think it will be of
interest to a significant proportion of the readers of the
group or list, otherwise you should use private electronic mail
instead. See netiquette
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POST(1) (post) To place an entry on a blog or social networking site. The term post dates back to the earliest days of manual record keeping, where "to post to an account" meant to make an entry in a paper ledger. See blog post and posting.
(2) (Power On Self Test) A series of built-in diagnostics performed by the BIOS in a PC when the computer is first started. See POST code and POST card.
(3) (POST) An HTTP command used to send text to a Web server for processing. See HTTP POST.
(4) (post) Short for post-production.
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