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[gahyd-pohst] /ˈgaɪdˌpoʊst/

a , usually mounted on the roadside or at the intersection of two or more roads, bearing a sign for the guidance of travelers.
anything serving as a ; guideline.
a sign on a post by a road indicating directions
a principle or guideline

also guide-post, 1761, from guide (v.) + post (n.1).


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