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finger post

a post with one or more directional signs, terminating in a pointed finger or hand.
Origin of finger post
1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Historical Examples
  • "Ah," thought Lorand: "you are here as the finger-post of death."

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • A finger-post was at the angle, with arms pointing in three directions.

  • It acted also as a finger-post, directing strayed cyclists in the way they should go.

    The Bath Road Charles G. (Charles George) Harper
  • At a cross-road there was a finger-post, and it read, "To Kilburn."

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • The central position of this island renders it quite a finger-post for ships passing through the Strait.

  • I say what a man should say as doesn't shut his eyes to look at a finger-post.

  • He noted the dusky square of green, and the finger-post signalling the centre of the four roads.

  • My way lay northward, with the spire of Grace Church as a finger-post.

    The Long Day Dorothy Richardson
  • He had called a woman a finger-post, and forthwith she had offered to come to him and be finger-post to him for life!

    The Last Chronicle of Barset Anthony Trollope
  • In raising a monument to Zola they do not raise merely a trophy, but a finger-post.

    All Things Considered G. K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for finger-post

finger post

a signpost showing a pointing finger or hand
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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