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milepost

[mahyl-pohst] /ˈmaɪlˌpoʊst/
noun
1.
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.
2.
a notable point or significant event in the progress or development of something; milestone.
Origin of milepost
1760-1770
1760-70, Americanism; mile + post1
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British Dictionary definitions for milepost

milepost

/ˈmaɪlˌpəʊst/
noun
1.
(horse racing) a marking post on a racecourse a mile before the finishing line
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) a signpost that shows the distance in miles to or from a place Also called (esp Brit) milestone
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