Definition of waymark in English:

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waymark

Pronunciation: /ˈweɪmɑːk/

noun

(also waymarker /ˈweɪmɑːkə/) A sign forming one of a series used to mark out a route, especially a footpath or bridle path.
Example sentences
  • Just before a sign: ‘Private No Entry’, take a path on the left, by a red waymarker.
  • After passing over the brow of a small hill leave the track and bear diagonally right across a field along a path indicated by a waymarker; this leads to a wooden footbridge on the far side of the large field.
  • This moorland walk follows the distinctive waymarkers of the Pendle Way for most of its length and takes in the lofty summit of Pendle Hill, Lancashire's most celebrated ‘mountain’.

verb

[with object]
Identify (a route) with a waymark: the trail is waymarked with blue arrows
More example sentences
  • The route is mostly waymarked by white arrows on a yellow background.
  • The route is waymarked with flags at 100m intervals.
  • There are good car parking bays on both sides of the road and the route is waymarked, making it easy to follow.

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