Definition of milepost in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmīlˌpōst/


chiefly North American
1A marker set up to indicate how distant a particular place is.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 another term for milestone.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.2A 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.

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Syllabification: mile·post

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