milestone

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milestone

a stone pillar that shows the distance in miles to or from a place
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milestone, milepost

A marker showing the distance in miles from a designated location; before the 19th century, such markers were especially helpful to those traveling between outlying communities.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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