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signpost

[sahyn-pohst] /ˈsaɪnˌpoʊst/
noun
1.
a post bearing a sign that gives information or guidance.
2.
any immediately perceptible indication, obvious clue, etc.
verb (used with object)
3.
to provide (a place, route, etc.) with signposts.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; sign + post1
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British Dictionary definitions for signposts

signpost

/ˈsaɪnˌpəʊst/
noun
1.
a post bearing a sign that shows the way, as at a roadside
2.
something that serves as a clue or indication; sign
verb (transitive; usually passive)
3.
to mark with signposts
4.
to indicate direction towards the camp site is signposted from the road
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Word Origin and History for signposts

signpost

n.

also sign-post, 1610s, "sign on a post, usually indicating an inn or shop," from sign (n.) + post (n.1). Meaning "guide- or direction-post along a road" is attested from 1863. Figurative sense is from 1889.

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