mile·​post | \ ˈmī(-ə)l-ˌpōst How to pronounce milepost (audio) \

Definition of milepost

1 : a post indicating the distance in miles from or to a given point also : a post placed a mile from a similar post

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Examples of milepost in a Sentence

We've reached a new milepost in the field of genetic research. a milepost in the development of a global economy
Recent Examples on the Web Thursday took us past a meteorological milepost, when the morning temperature in Washington touched the freezing mark for the first time this season. Washington Post, "Sky suggests winter, but Saturday stays warm," 22 Nov. 2020 Eugene Meyer, 89, was operating a 2016 Kia Optima on Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway near the 26.9 milepost when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, "Police: 89-year-old man ejected from vehicle, dies in highway crash," 22 Oct. 2020 The convergence of two major party presidential candidates is a rarity in Minnesota politics two months before an election, suggesting that the state has become a strategic milepost for both campaigns. Kevin Diaz, Star Tribune, "Trump and Biden both to campaign in Minnesota on Sept. 18," 10 Sep. 2020 Pima County sheriff's deputies were alerted to the single-vehicle crash near milepost 13 shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday, sheriff's officials said in a Facebook post. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Driver dies after going over the side of Catalina Highway, traveling several hundred yards down," 14 Apr. 2020 The wreck took place in Marion County near milepost 251. oregonlive, "Crash kills pickup driver on I-5 near Salem," 2 Feb. 2020 Interstate 17 southbound is backed up for a couple miles at milepost 273, south of Camp Verde, due to a vehicle fire in the right lane, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. James Carr, azcentral, "I-17 backed up due to vehicle fire south of Camp Verde," 22 Mar. 2020 The road is closed from Quall to Forest Ridge roads, mileposts 37.50 to 38.93. oregonlive, "Portland Wednesday traffic: Tigard-area red light cams go live, for real this time," 11 Mar. 2020 The crash occurred near milepost 208, according to an Arizona Department of Transportation email alert sent out just after 8 a.m. The I-10 eastbound lanes are not affected by the crash. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Westbound I-10 lanes closed near Eloy after crash," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of milepost

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of milepost was in 1768

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“Milepost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of milepost

: a post by the side of a road that shows the distance in miles to a specified place

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