lamppost lamppost  /ˈlæmpP ˌoʊst/


  • (n) a metal post supporting an outdoor lamp (such as a streetlight)


  1. Here's one: take the $20bilyr guy and hang him on the nearest lamppost.
  2. It was dark and we were sitting outside in a circle of light under a lamppost while she talked to me about her faith.
  3. Worth Street, Skaggs saw on the sign bolted to the lamppost.


  • Bright ideas

    “Whaddaya lookin’ at, wise guy?” Brentwood resident Brett Corrie found a burrowing owl perched on a lamppost on Sunset Road across from the sports park last week and sent us the photographic proof.
    on June 12, 2013     Source:


  1. "We have been for all of the last decade or more looking under the lamppost to try to find those genes ...... and lots of times the lamplight was not actually where we wanted it," said Dr. Francis Collins, genetics chief at the National...
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: Francis Collins Source: Washington Post

  2. "I'd rather be a lamppost in Harlem than governor of Georgia," notes basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, quoting from something he once wrote.
    on Aug 24, 2008 By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Source: Washington Post

  3. "Your heart goes out to her when she makes her entrance in the first act and freezes with the unyielding stiffness of an industrial lamppost," Brantley reported.
    on Apr 21, 2006 By: Ben Brantley Source: Independent

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