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hitching post

a post to which horses, mules, etc., are tied.
Origin of hitching post
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Prescott stepped out of the phaeton and tied Ben Butler to the hitching-post.

    Before the Dawn Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • He drove around to the kitchen door and tied the mare to the hitching-post.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • The owner appeared just as the stranger was tying the pony to a hitching-post.

  • Wasn't that the same swaybacked horse dozing at the hitching-post?

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • Whenever the Squire drove he carried with him his gimlet, in case there should be no hitching-post.

    The Pot of Gold Mary E. Wilkins
  • Laugh, I say, or be a hitching-post, and we'll dance the May-pole round you!

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • I looked, and saw a gentleman, just alighted from his chaise, tying a handsome black horse to the hitching-post before the door.

    The Great Quest Charles Boardman Hawes
  • He hung the coat and hat on the hitching-post and started off into the yard.

  • Leaving his horse at the hitching-post in front of the store, he walked boldly across the road and knocked at Dr. Deane's door.

    The Story Of Kennett Bayard Taylor
  • It's he that fetched Ma'm'selle Sophie to the hitching-post.

British Dictionary definitions for hitching-post

hitching post

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