lamp·post | \ˈlam(p)-ˌpōst \

Definition of lamppost 

: a post supporting a usually outdoor lamp or lantern

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Photo: William Gyngell When English defender Eric Dier slotted a final penalty kick past the Colombian goalkeeper, the nation erupted into cheers, city streets jammed with honking cars and inebriated fans climbed lampposts. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, "Loyalties Are Tested When the Big Game Falls on Your Big Day," 6 July 2018 The lighting of the corner gas lamppost determined the official start of the summer night. Jacques Kelly,, "Remembering Baltimore's magical glow from gaslights on a summer night," 14 July 2018 Locomotives and steam engines, water fountains and lampposts, anything and everything that could be cast from molten metal was on display. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 The fences look like they’re made from K’nex, the benches look like Lincoln Logs, and the lampposts look like Tinkertoys. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "Toy Story Land Is Riddled With Amazing Hidden References to the Movies," 2 July 2018 With building blocks around every corner, there are lampposts shaped like Tinkertoys and benches built from Lincoln Logs and K’nex pieces. Shelley Caran, ajc, "Everything you need to know about Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios," 29 June 2018 For $13 million, Rudin turned a former loading dock for the hospital into a park lined with grassy mounds and lampposts, where visitors loll on stone steps. New York Times, "New Parks Sprout Around New York," 8 June 2018 Hurricane Odile churned toward the western coast of Mexico on Sept. 14, 2014, a Category 4 storm with winds powerful enough to flatten homes, bend lampposts and punch windows out of luxury high-rises., "Mexico's disaster bonds were meant to provide quick cash after hurricanes and earthquakes. But it often hasn’t worked out that way," 8 Apr. 2018 Winds of up to 500 mph would raze buildings and turn cars and lampposts into deadly projectiles. Daily Intelligencer, "This Is What a Nuclear Bomb Looks Like," 12 June 2018

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1790, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lamppost

: a post with an outdoor lamp on top

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