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[mahyl-pohst] /ˈmaɪlˌpoʊst/
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.
Origin of milepost
1760-70, Americanism; mile + post1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for milepost
  • As such, it is a milepost of significant psychological import on the arduous journey from winter to spring.
  • It provides a milepost commentary you can follow as you ride.
  • Bronze sculptures, crowded milepost signs, fountains and crazy weather gauges present unique backgrounds for photo opportunities.
  • The milepost markers along undivided highways were collected twice, once in each direction where possible.
  • In some files, the milepost number is repeated here.
  • The milepost values increase from the beginning of a route within a count to the next county line.
  • The milepost values start over again at each county line.
  • Users submit the milepost location as the address parameter and the route as the zone parameter.
British Dictionary definitions for milepost


(horse racing) a marking post on a racecourse a mile before the finishing line
(mainly US & Canadian) a signpost that shows the distance in miles to or from a place Also called (esp Brit) milestone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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