finger post



a post with one or more directional signs, terminating in a pointed finger or hand.

Origin of finger post

First recorded in 1775–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for finger post

Historical Examples of finger post

  • A finger-post was at the angle, with arms pointing in three directions.

  • At a cross-road there was a finger-post, and it read, "To Kilburn."

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • "Ah," thought Lorand: "you are here as the finger-post of death."

    Debts of Honor

    Maurus Jkai

  • What could a woman better be, than a finger-post, as you call it, with such a purpose?

  • The name we read on a finger-post did not say anything to us.

British Dictionary definitions for finger post

finger post


a signpost showing a pointing finger or hand
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