Definition of milepost in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪlpəʊst/


chiefly North American
1A marker set up to indicate how distant a particular place is: the railway’s mileposts showed the distance from the junction
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  • First, there was something unusual about some of the mileposts along the highway.
  • It is one of 89 listed milestones, mileposts and boundary stones in Kirklees.
  • The mileposts along I - 96 were flashing past rapidly, as Michigan's generous speed limit and liberal enforcement policies allowed 75 mph on this last leg toward Grand Rapids.
1.1A post one mile from the finishing post of a race.
Example sentences
  • Louisiana Champions Day at the Fair Grounds on Saturday was an afternoon of mileposts.
2A significant stage or event in the development of something; a milestone: they’ve recently passed mileposts in their careers
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  • Tonight is the Mariners' 154th game, a significant milepost in Ichiro's pursuit of Sisler's hits record set in 1920.
  • Iverson turned 26 last week, a significant milepost in his life, not only because he had friends who never reached this age, but because his mom always told him that you become a man at 25.
  • While he's busy setting records, the passing mileposts of his career mean little right now to the 22-year-old world-beater.

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