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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
Translations of “signpost”
in Korean 이정표…
in Arabic لافِتة…
in Portuguese placa de sinalização…
in Catalan senyal, rètol…
in Japanese 標識…
in Italian cartello stradale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 路標…
in Russian (дорожный) указатель…
in Turkish (yol) işaret levhası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 路标…
in Polish drogowskaz…
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