mile post's


any of a series of posts set up to mark distance by miles, as along a highway, or an individual post showing the distance to or from a place.
a notable point or significant event in the progress or development of something; milestone.

1760–70, Americanism; mile + post1 Unabridged
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milepost (ˈmaɪlˌpəʊst)
1.  horse racing a marking post on a racecourse a mile before the finishing line
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) Also called (esp Brit): milestone a signpost that shows the distance in miles to or from a place

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