mile·​post ˈmī(-ə)l-ˌpōst How to pronounce milepost (audio)
: a post indicating the distance in miles from or to a given point
also : a post placed a mile from a similar post

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 The backup was reported to be between mileposts 260 and 270, with motorists advised to consider delaying travel or taking an alternate route. Fernando Cervantes Jr., The Arizona Republic, 23 July 2023 Both directions of State Route 14 between mileposts 53 and 63 are temporarily closed, and electricity has been turned off in some areas near the fire, officials said. oregonlive, 3 July 2023 Motorists should expect delays due to single-lane closures from milepost 332, near Fredricks Outdoor, to Exit 334 at state Highway 67. Leada Gore |, al, 21 Aug. 2023 Shortly after the interstate reopened, a second crash occurred at milepost 233. Lorenzino Estrada, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2023 The incident occurred on State Highway 55 near milepost 84 in Boise County at around 3 p.m. local time, authorities said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 5 Aug. 2023 The first crash occurred at milepost 236 late Friday. Lorenzino Estrada, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2023 Double Springs Campground: From Flagstaff, go 20 miles south on Lake Mary Road to Mormon Lake Road past milepost 323 on the right. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 21 July 2023 Drivers on the Richardson Highway can see a rock glacier on Rainbow Mountain, highway milepost 207.7. Ned Rozell | Alaska Science, Anchorage Daily News, 22 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of milepost was in 1768

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“Milepost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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mile·​post ˈmī(ə)l-ˌpōst How to pronounce milepost (audio)
: a post indicating the distance in miles to a stated place
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