lamp·​post | \ ˈlam(p)-ˌpōst How to pronounce lamppost (audio) \

Definition of lamppost

: a post supporting a usually outdoor lamp or lantern

Examples of lamppost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The house fire was so hot, the lamppost in front of the home is melted and warped. Lee O. Sanderlin, Baltimore Sun, 16 June 2022 Majors, stabbed four times, stumbled up the park steps before she was seen on surveillance video collapsing against a lamppost, dying on the sidewalk. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 19 Jan. 2022 And of course a bunch of other stuff gets attracted to it, too—including a lamppost, a bulldozer, a giant cruise ship, and a rocket. Rhett Allain, Wired, 31 Dec. 2021 Above the cars, a metal lamppost and an apartment window also had what appeared to be bullet holes. oregonlive, 4 Dec. 2021 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office posted video a deputy captured on patrol showing falling snowflakes bathed in the light of a lamppost in a store’s parking lot., 3 Jan. 2022 This may be a selling season, but one antique shop placed a selection of unwanted vinyl albums (think Ray Conniff Singers and pianist Roger Williams) next to a lamppost for the pickings. Jacques Kelly,, 11 Dec. 2021 During the parade, high winds caused the the Cat in the Hat balloon to strike a lamppost, and part of the post came crashing down on the head of a bystander. Aj Willingham, CNN, 23 Nov. 2021 Additionally, there is a visible flag on a lamppost for Kean University, a public New Jersey university located just outside Elizabeth. Devon Link, USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of lamppost

1790, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lamppost was in 1790

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28 Jun 2022

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“Lamppost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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