Meaning of “signpost” in the English Dictionary

"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)

"signpost" in American English

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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)