signpost

[ sahyn-pohst ]
/ ˈsaɪnˌpoʊst /

noun

a post bearing a sign that gives information or guidance.
any immediately perceptible indication, obvious clue, etc.

verb (used with object)

to provide (a place, route, etc.) with signposts.

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Origin of signpost

First recorded in 1610–20; sign + post1
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British Dictionary definitions for signpost

signpost
/ (ˈsaɪnˌpəʊst) /

noun

a post bearing a sign that shows the way, as at a roadside
something that serves as a clue or indication; sign

verb (tr; usually passive)

to mark with signposts
to indicate direction towardsthe camp site is signposted from the road
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