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- n. Alternative spelling of lamppost.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A post (generally a pillar of iron) supporting a lamp or lantern for lighting a street, park, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A post or pillar, usually of iron, designed to support a street-lamp or other outdoor lamp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a metal post supporting an outdoor lamp (such as a streetlight)
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We have been told that the victim was tied to a lamp-post and then they tried to set him on fire.
Reports suggested the hotel worker, who was last seen alive in the early hours of Saturday morning, had been tied to a lamp-post and set on fire.
I strode to the window and in a dazed way stared at the lamp-post which was sticking out its flaming little tongue to the night.
Senior Police officers use stats like a drunk uses a lamp-post.
The lamp-post had split, fallen and shattered across the road.
But the lamp-post stood, angled, grey and resolute, a soldier in a town that ignored it.
Taken during secret location filming, the footage shows Paul and Barry exhibiting their unparalleled genius for physical comedy as, handcuffed together, they collide with a lamp-post before swinging round and crashing into each other.
Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot the Pianist) (1960) also begins with a man running, before he collides with a lamp-post.
Airparks had certainly gone the "extra mile", but, unfortunately, that involved a member of staff crashing the car into a lamp-post.
Airparks 'Luton airport parking staff crashed holidaymaker's car into a lamp-post while he was abroad