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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Example sentences
They know that anyone in town can tune into that camera on the lamppost over
  there and they don't much care.
The real change peers down from every lamppost, rooftop, and street sign.
Outside it is snowing, and a blustery wind whirls fleeting flakes through milky
  orbs of lamppost light.
Eleanor was nine when he died, the result of driving his carriage into a
  lamppost and being thrown to the street.
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