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

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In that area, I-5 is narrowed to a single lane in each direction for two miles between mileposts 9 and 11. oregonlive, "Portland metro Friday traffic: Extra police patrols looking for impaired drivers Labor Day weekend," 30 Aug. 2019 Southbound I-5 was already limited to a single lane from mileposts 97 to 93 due to the wildfire., "Milepost 97 fire to slow traffic Tuesday on Interstate 5," 29 July 2019 Drivers should expect areas of smoke on the highway through the day and be prepared for delays between mileposts 58 and 75, officials said. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Wind shift gives crews fighting Peninsula wildfire time to bolster Sterling Highway defenses," 25 June 2019 Highway 88 is closed from milepost 213 at Tortilla Flat to State Highway 188 at Roosevelt, according to Tonto National Forest officials. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Woodbury Fire shuts down roads, campgrounds, picnic areas and marinas," 21 June 2019 Also, Highway 188 is closed from Highway 88 just west of Roosevelt at milepost 244 to Highway 288, officials said. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Woodbury Fire shuts down roads, campgrounds, picnic areas and marinas," 21 June 2019 Colorado’s longest rail-trail provides reminders of this corridor’s former life: spikes, mileposts, railroad crossings, wooden trestles and, in some places, rails. Jeanine Barone, The Know, "Ride your bike on these Colorado railroad routes without fear of being run over by a train," 2 July 2019 The next big milepost in the NFL calendar is the supplemental draft on July 10, which usually fills some space during what’s pretty much a blackout period for the league, with everyone on vacation ahead of training camp. Albert Breer,, "For Winston and Mariota, 2019 Will Be a Make-or-Break Season," 24 June 2019 The accident happened near milepost 216, about two miles south of Skagit County, Axtman said. Heidi Groover, The Seattle Times, "Pedestrian struck, killed on northbound Interstate 5 near Stanwood," 18 Sep. 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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