Definition of Milepost

1. Noun. Stone post at side of a road to show distances.

Exact synonyms: Milestone
Generic synonyms: Mark, Marker, Marking



Definition of Milepost

1. n. A post, or one of a series of posts, set up to indicate spaces of a mile each or the distance in miles from a given place.

Definition of Milepost

1. Noun. A post on a highway, often with one or more fingerposts, showing the distance in miles to nearby places ¹

2. Noun. (rail transport) A sign or post beside a railway marking the distance from the (actual or nominal) start of a line (usually the principal terminus or junction with a more major line) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Milepost

1. a post indicating distance in miles [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Milepost

mildews
mildewy
milding
mildish
mildly
mildness
mildnesses
mildot
milds
mile
mile-a-minute
mileage
mileages
milelong
mileometer
milepost (current term)
mileposts
miler
milers
miles gloriosus
miles per gallon
miles per hour
milesian
milesimo
milesimos
milestone
milestones
milewide
milfoil
milfoils

Literary usage of Milepost

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1. Lewis and Clark Road Trips: Exploring the Trail Across America by Kira Gale (2006)
"MISSISSIPPI CRAFTS CENTER (102.4 MP) At milepost 102.4 on Natchez Trace Parkway. ... At milepost 266 on Natchez Trace Parkway turn east onto Rte 178 ..."

2. The Coastal Plain of North Carolina by William Bullock Clark, Benjamin LeRoy Miller (1912)
"At milepost 105, the river cuts into the upland and an interesting section is revealed which shows the contact of the Patuxent and Black Creek formations. ..."

3. Second Report on the Water Powers of Georgia by Benjamin Mortimer Hall, Maxcy Reddick Hall (1908)
"579.9 milepost 26. from Franklin ................ 590.42 Water surface . ... 600.8 milepost 12. from Franklin ................ 618.30 Water at head of ..."

4. County Reports and Maps: Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties by George Perry Grimsley (1916)
"Sleepy Creek, about 1.5 miles west of, opposite milepost "Baltimore 119 miles"; ... Hancock, about 1.2 miles southwest of. opposite milepost "Baltimore 124 ..."

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