a post with one or more directional signs, terminating in a pointed finger or hand.
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How to use finger post in a sentence
It is reached by a winding lane turning off the high-road, beside a finger-post and two ugly modern cottages.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
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
All that538 can be done is to serve as a finger-post to point the road along which there is work to be done.
We did not expect a dull, unsatisfactory guidebook—a mere finger-post folio—nor has the author produced such a commonplace volume.
It is a finger-post to show us whither the crooked paths of worldly ways will lead us.
British Dictionary definitions for finger post
a signpost showing a pointing finger or hand
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