milepost

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noun mile·post \ˈmī(-ə)l-ˌpōst\

Definition of milepost

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

  2. 2 :  milestone 2

Examples of milepost in a sentence

  1. We've reached a new milepost in the field of genetic research.

  2. a milepost in the development of a global economy

1768

First Known Use of milepost

1768


MILEPOST Defined for English Language Learners

milepost

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noun mile·post \ˈmī(-ə)l-ˌpōst\

Definition of milepost for English Language Learners

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



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