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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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 freeway remains closed in both directions south of Hermiston between mileposts 188 and 179, between the U.S. 395 and Interstate 82 interchanges. oregonlive, "Eastern Oregon flooding risk recedes as sky clears, weather cools," 9 Feb. 2020 Southbound drivers will see rolling slowdowns beginning around milepost 101 and continue to milepost 93., "Portland metro Monday traffic: Expect delays for first weekday commute of MAX construction project," 5 Aug. 2019 Crews will be repairing the freeway near milepost 274 between the hours of 9 p.m. Tuesday -5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29-30. oregonlive, "Portland metro Tuesday traffic: Downed trees block streets in southwest neighborhoods," 29 Oct. 2019 Crews will be installing new RealTime travel signs ODOT is paving U.S. 20 between mileposts 74 and 88 near the Santiam Pass (intersection of OR 22) this summer., "Portland metro Thursday traffic: Drivers see continued delays on long-term summer road work," 8 Aug. 2019 Heavy smoke and fog on the State Route 87 is expected and motorists are encouraged to prepare for dense smoke with low visibility between mileposts 283 and 293. And, azcentral, "Here's the status of 5 wildfires burning in Arizona right now," 11 June 2019 On Friday, COO Kevin Demoff made clear that there were mileposts along the way that sold the team. Albert Breer,, "Eye-Opening Weekend: Lamar Jackson, Sammy Watkins, Dak Prescott and the Pats Light It Up," 9 Sep. 2019 News outlets report rangers were called on Labor Day about a head-on collision near milepost 132 near Roanoke, Virginia. Washington Post, "Part of Blue Ridge Parkway closed after fatal Virginia crash," 6 Sep. 2019 The freeway is closed near milepost 218, according to ADOT. Molly Duerig, azcentral, "Serious crash closes westbound I-40 near Winona," 31 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of milepost

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Feb 2020

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“Milepost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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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