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finger post

noun
1.
a post with one or more directional signs, terminating in a pointed finger or hand.
Origin of finger post
1775-1785
1775-85
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  • There was a finger post on the highroad they sometimes passed in their walk which pointed to London.

    Meg's Friend Alice Abigail Corkran
  • There was no sign in the cloudy sky to serve him as finger post.

    The Silent Readers William D. Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for finger post

finger post

noun
1.
a signpost showing a pointing finger or hand
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