Definition of lamp standard in English:

lamp standard


  • another term for lamp post
    • ‘As mentioned last year, the fine lamp standards and the absence of overhead wires in the central area has made an enormous visual improvement.’
    • ‘In addition, the council also provided Christmas greeting banners hanging from lamp standards in North Street and Cavendish Street.’
    • ‘Then he begins to notice the wrought-iron dolphins on lamp standards along the Embankment, the wrought-iron camels acting as bench supports.’
    • ‘The councillors agreed to assist with the provision of a further six ornamental lamp standards in Attymass.’
    • ‘Early morning shoppers and office workers had remarkable escapes as the bus shot onto the pavement, narrowly missing an electric lamp standard.’
    • ‘The four men had been racing in three cars along Cambie Road when one of them lost control of his BMW and drove it into a lamp standard.’
    • ‘Incidentally, could someone explain why the eminently simple system of numbering each lamp standard seems to have been abandoned?’
    • ‘Eight new lamp standards are to be set up along a remote section of Shann Lane, high above Keighley town centre.’
    • ‘In Germany the streets have the lamp standards numbered and, as Sarah says, on the odd days you park on the odd side and so on.’
    • ‘The carriages shown in that picture are a little fanciful, and the concrete building and the lamp standard, bearing a strip lighting tube, are quite out-of-place!’
    • ‘The baskets, which had been erected by the local Tidy Towns committee, were removed from the lamp standards in the early hours of Saturday night / Sunday morning last.’
    • ‘The foundries supplied all sorts of ironworks, mostly for the railways: everything from bridges to lamp standards.’
    • ‘However, the city changed its lane policy to incorporate a more country feel with planted grass strips and no lamp standards.’
    • ‘On some stretches of the new M1, unprotected lamp standards are beside the carriageways.’
    • ‘Now all that remains is to place motorway lamp standards behind barriers - normal safety practice elsewhere.’
    • ‘An articulated lorry crossed the central reservation of the dual carriageway and collided with a lorry travelling in the opposite direction before hitting a lamp standard.’
    • ‘We can consider the sitting and design of the pole, but since it is very little different from a lamp standard there were no grounds to turn it down.’
    • ‘Within 24 hours, the broken lamp standard was removed and a new one erected.’
    • ‘The vehicle struck a lamp standard on the south side of the road and rolled.’
    • ‘The rewards of well maintained ironwork are obvious, and beautiful balconies, railings or lamp standards can add enormously to the overall visual quality of a building, whatever its age.’