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milepost

[ mahyl-pohst ]
/ ˈmaɪlˌpoʊst /
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noun

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.
a notable point or significant event in the progress or development of something; milestone.

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Origin of milepost

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70; mile + post1
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British Dictionary definitions for milepost

milepost
/ (ˈmaɪlˌpəʊst) /

noun

horse racing a marking post on a racecourse a mile before the finishing line
mainly US and Canadian a signpost that shows the distance in miles to or from a placeAlso called (esp Brit): milestone
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