Definition of signpost noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

signpost

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪnpəʊst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪnpoʊst//
 
Controlling traffic
 
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a sign at the side of a road giving information about the direction and distance of places Follow the signposts to the superstore. (figurative) The chapter headings are useful signposts to the content of the book. Wordfinderbypass, carriageway, diversion, hard shoulder, lane, lay-by, motorway, road, roundabout, signpost See related entries: Controlling trafficExtra examples The signpost said ‘Oxford 5 miles’. a signpost to the next village Follow the signposts to the

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