mile·post | \ˈmī(-ə)l-ˌpōst \

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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We've reached a new milepost in the field of genetic research. a milepost in the development of a global economy

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The two-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. near milepost 24, an official wrote via email. Corlyn Voorhees,, "One killed, four injured in Highway 6 accident near Tillamook," 10 June 2018 The fire, which was burning near milepost 248, forced the closure of the right lane to accommodate responding fire crews before 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Brush fire causes traffic delay on I-17 near Black Canyon City," 23 June 2018 The fires, which were burning between mileposts 244 and 235, had forced the closures of the right lane at several locations to accommodate responding fire crews before 4 p.m. Friday. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Brush fires cause 4-mile delay on I-17 near Black Canyon City," 8 June 2018 The drainage work will take place first between mileposts 17-19 followed by the paving. Rosemarie Stein,, "Portland Metro Friday Traffic: Be ready for closed streets, traffic delays during the Grand Floral Parade," 8 June 2018 If the Spurs decide dealing Leonard is their only resort, Thursday’s draft would be the first milepost worth considering. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "With Leonard in limbo, Spurs may face franchise-shaping draft night," 20 June 2018 Oregon State Police said Fair's vehicle, a Kia Sorento, lost control amid icy conditions at milepost 78 on the highway. Brad Schmidt,, "Tualatin man dies from head-on crash on Oregon 22," 10 Apr. 2018 The crash happened at 7:05 p.m. Sunday at milepost 168, just east of Jerome. Christina Lords, idahostatesman, "2 killed, 3 injured in 6-vehicle crash on Interstate 84," 4 June 2018 The single engine 1973 Cessna came to rest in the shoulder of the highway's westbound lane near milepost 3 after a power failure, Washington State Patrol said. Rob Davis,, "Small plane makes emergency landing on State Route 14 in Vancouver," 21 Apr. 2018

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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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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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