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guidepost

[ gahyd-pohst ]
/ ˈgaɪdˌpoʊst /
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noun

a post, usually mounted on the roadside or at the intersection of two or more roads, bearing a sign for the guidance of travelers.
anything serving as a guide; guideline.

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Origin of guidepost

First recorded in 1755–65; guide + post1
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British Dictionary definitions for guidepost

guidepost
/ (ˈɡaɪdˌpəʊst) /

noun

a sign on a post by a road indicating directions
a principle or guideline
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