Definition of lamppost in English:


Syllabification: lamp·post
Pronunciation: /ˈlam(p)pōst


A tall pole with a light at the top; a street light.
More example sentences
  • The only light that was coming into the room was from the outside lamp post in the parking lot.
  • The Range Rover, totally off course, went straight into a lamp post.
  • The vehicle hit a lamp post next to the concrete median barrier adjacent to the fast lane.


between you, me, and the lamppost (or the bedpost or the wall)

informal In strict confidence.
More example sentences
  • We're tickled of course, but between you and me and the bedpost, we think our best is yet to come.
  • Just between you and me and the wall, I think a major error was made in their film archetype-ology.
  • So, as I said earlier, let's keep it between you and me and the gatepost.

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