also lamppost, 1731, from lamp + post (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for lamp-post

Historical Examples of lamp-post

  • She pushed the lamp-post away from her violently, and found herself walking.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • She put out her hand just in time to steady herself against a lamp-post.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • I will put the letter in a lamp-post box, so that he will never get it.

  • Sucatash, against the lamp-post, lolled negligently and rolled a cigarette.

    Louisiana Lou

    William West Winter

  • Flags were flying from every window, from every roof, from every lamp-post.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine