lamppost


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lamp·post

 (lămp′pōst′)
n.
A post supporting a street lamp.

lamppost

(ˈlæmpˌpəʊst)
n
a post supporting a lamp, esp in a street

lamp•post

(ˈlæmpˌpoʊst)

n.
a post supporting a lamp that lights an outdoor area.
[1780–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lamppost - a metal post supporting an outdoor lamp (such as a streetlight)lamppost - a metal post supporting an outdoor lamp (such as a streetlight)
post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
street lamp, streetlight - a lamp supported on a lamppost; for illuminating a street
Translations
kandelábr
lygtepæl
katuvalopylväs
stup ulične svjetiljke
街灯柱
가로등 기둥
cestna svetilka
lyktstolpe
เสาไฟฟ้า
cột đèn

lamppost

[ˈlæmppəʊst] Nfarol m, farola f

lamppost

lamppost

[ˈlæmpˌpəust] nlampione m

lamppost

عَمُودُ النُّورُ kandelábr lygtepæl Laternenpfahl φανοστάτης farola katuvalopylväs lampadaire stup ulične svjetiljke lampione 街灯柱 가로등 기둥 lantaarnpaal lyktestolpe słup latarni poste фонарный столб lyktstolpe เสาไฟฟ้า lamba direği cột đèn 街灯柱
References in classic literature ?
Oh, for lots of reasons, my dear Bunny; among others, I have long had a wish to grow my own beard; under the next lamppost you will agree that it's training on very nicely.
It stood immediately behind a lamppost, and I could not but notice that a love-lock of Virginia creeper was trailing almost to the step, and that the bow-window on the ground floor was closely shuttered.
Levin walked up to a lamppost, read his brother's address, which was in his pocketbook, and called a sledge.
The store- keepers plastered up their windows with all sorts of lies to entice you; the very fences by the wayside, the lampposts and telegraph poles, were pasted over with lies.
Residents in Quinton are celebrating after Birmingham City Council finally fixed their lamppost after various officials spent years passing the buck.
Scotland Yard said the baby boy and woman are not related and she had not been pushing his pram at the time the lamppost fell.
SOZZLED David Robinson was so desperate for a late-night punch-up he even challenged a LAMPPOST to a fight.
A chase in fantasy flick The Sorcerer's Apprentice became a real-life drama when the Ferrari jumped a kerb, toppled a lamppost and hurtled into Sbarro's restaurant in New York's Times Square.
He was in a van which veered off the road and hit a lamppost shortly before 7am on Christmas Eve.
Working on the next lamppost was a contractor painting it the hideous shade of blue the council appears to have adopted.
The doors smashed into a telegraph pole, bringing phone wires down on rooftops, before knocking over a concrete lamppost.
SIX passengers -including three children - were taken to hospital after a bus smashed into a lamppost in Old Swan.