Meaning of guidepost

guide•post

Pronunciation: (gīd'pōst"), [key]
— n.
  1. a post, usually mounted on the roadside or at the intersection of two or more roads, bearing a sign for the guidance of travelers.
  2. anything serving as a guide; guideline.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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