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 Not only was DeMeules ousted from the club, he was hung in effigy from a lamppost at Main Street and Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, "Newspapering Minneapolis grocer loved all things French," 26 Dec. 2020 Gio died after falling out of the minivan and striking his head on a lamppost. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Las Vegas cops make arrest after bicyclist killed by man hanging out of minivan," 27 Oct. 2020 The Story of the Struggle, Johnson is remembered for climbing a lamppost and shattering an officer’s squad car with a heavy object, which prompted other protestors to strike the police with pennies, beer cans, and glass bottles. Jonathan Borge,, "The Queer Black History Of Rioting," 15 June 2020 Wreaths and garlands are draped along shops and lampposts. Scott Craven, USA TODAY, "Visiting Disneyland or Disney World for the holidays? Don't make these common mistakes," 21 Nov. 2019 Wreaths and garlands are draped along shops and lampposts. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Visiting Disneyland for Christmas? Avoid making these 10 common mistakes," 20 Nov. 2019 Stepping through its archway entrance feels like a step back into 19th century London with its Tudor architecture and Garden City Movement-inspired pocket parks and old world lampposts. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Greta Van Fleet, Chemical Brothers & Willie Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival Announced for Forest Hills 2019 Season," 29 Apr. 2019 Three of the lampposts have been damaged in the last year, Miller said. Catalina Righter,, "Manchester asks residents to be careful around pricey lampposts," 25 Nov. 2019 New smart lampposts, which local authorities say were installed to collect data on traffic, weather, and air quality, were targeted, too. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Hong Kong protestors are attacking smart lampposts," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of lamppost

1790, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2021

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“Lamppost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lamppost

: a post with an outdoor lamp on top

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