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hitching post

noun
1.
a post to which horses, mules, etc., are tied.
Origin of hitching post
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • Riccardo tied the cart to a hitching post on the side of the street.

  • This is the only kind of hitching post that a broncho needs.

  • Looking away from the station, we gazed upon a foreground the principal scenic grandeur of which was supplied by a hitching post.

    Abroad at Home Julian Street
  • And he led her horse to a hitching post, where he tied the animal fast.

  • He tethered the mule to a hitching post and led Lily into the barber shop.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • He sprang out and tied the steaming horse to the hitching post.

    Dick the Bank Boy Frank V. Webster
  • At the hitching post in front was the pony cart and the fat pony of sickening memory.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • Having dismounted, he fastened the reins about a hitching post and asked if his companion could safely leave her horse.

    Sisters Grace May North
British Dictionary definitions for hitching post

hitching post

noun
1.
a post or rail to which the reins of a horse, etc, are tied
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