Definition of lamppost
: a post supporting a usually outdoor lamp or lantern
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The fliers were found Thursday on cars and lampposts around Washington.
The late Howard Breen said the screen was attached to a 1935 Chrysler parked in front of the lamppost, which was conveniently located in the middle of Main Street (a Gale Stockwell painting of Main Street and the lamppost hangs in the Smithsonian).
The terror group cut down lampposts to make rocket bodies, and used digital watches as timers.
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Definition of lamppost for English Language Learners
: a post with an outdoor lamp on top
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