LAMP POSTS

lamppost

[lamp-pohst]
noun
a post, usually of metal, supporting a lamp that lights a street, park, etc.

Origin:
1780–90; lamp + post1

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lamppost (ˈlæmpˌpəʊst)
 
n
a post supporting a lamp, esp in a street

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lamppost
1790, from lamp + post.
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