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"signpost" in British English

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signpostnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsaɪn.pəʊst/ us   /ˈsaɪn.poʊst/
  • signpost noun [C] (ROAD SIGN)

B1 a pole at the side of a road, especially at a point where two or more roads meet, that gives information about routes and distances: The signpost said "London 18 miles".

signpostverb

uk   /ˈsaɪn.pəʊst/ us   /ˈsaɪn.poʊst/
  • signpost verb (ROAD SIGN)

[T usually passive] to show the direction of something on a signpost: The road wasn't very well signposted (= provided with signposts). We found where we were going very easily, because it was signposted (= the direction was shown by signposts) all the way.
(Definition of signpost from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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signpostnoun [C]

us   /ˈsɑɪnˌpoʊst/
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
(Definition of signpost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “signpost”
in Arabic لافِتة…
in Korean 이정표…
in Portuguese placa de sinalização…
in Catalan senyal, rètol…
in Japanese 標識…
in Chinese (Simplified) 路标…
in Turkish (yol) işaret levhası…
in Russian (дорожный) указатель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 路標…
in Italian cartello stradale…
in Polish drogowskaz…
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