poster

1 [poh-ster]

Origin:
1830–40; post1 + -er1

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poster

2 [poh-ster]
noun
2.
Archaic. a person who travels rapidly.

Origin:
1595–1605; post3 + -er1

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poster (ˈpəʊstə)
 
n
1.  a large printed picture, used for decoration
2.  a placard or bill posted in a public place as an advertisement

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Word Origin & History

poster
1838, from post (1) in the verbal sense of "fasten to a post" (1633). Poster boy/girl/child "someone given prominence in certain causes" is from 1980s, in ref. to fund-raising drives for charities associated with disability, featuring child sufferers, a feature since 1930s.
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Example sentences
Glad to see the poster qualify the usual references to infinitely large.
Stick to the top of the big pumpkin with a small ball of clay polymer or poster
  putty.
The park presents poster views to the west and south.
He also made a poster out of it and asked all the guys to write kind words on
  it.
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