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signpost

noun [C]  /ˈsɑɪnˌpoʊst/ us  
a pole with a sign on it, esp. showing the way to a place or the name of a road: The camp roads had signposts that read Sparks Street, Portage Avenue, Yonge Street, and the like. fig. A signpost is also a clear signal that something will happen: a signpost of progress
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