lamppost
noun Date: 1790 a post supporting a usually outdoor lamp or lantern

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  • lamppost — [lam′pōst΄] n. a post supporting a street lamp …   English World dictionary

  • lamppost — UK [ˈlæmpˌpəʊst] / US [ˈlæmpˌpoʊst] noun [countable] Word forms lamppost : singular lamppost plural lampposts a tall post at the side of a road with a light on top …   English dictionary

  • lamppost — /lamp pohst /, n. a post, usually of metal, supporting a lamp that lights a street, park, etc. [1780 90; LAMP + POST1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lamppost — noun The pole that holds up a light so it can illuminate a wide area, such as holds up a streetlight …   Wiktionary

  • lamppost — lamp|post [ læmp,poust ] noun count a tall post at the side of a street with a light on top …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lamppost — see lamp post …   English dictionary

  • lamppost — n. post on which a lamp is placed (especially a street lamp) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lamppost — [ˈlæmpˌpəʊst] noun [C] a tall post at the side of a road with a light on top …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • lamppost — lamp•post [[t]ˈlæmpˌpoʊst[/t]] n. a post supporting a lamp that lights an outdoor area • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • lamppost — /ˈlæmppoʊst/ (say lamppohst) noun a post used to support a lamp which lights a street, park, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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