hitching post



a post to which horses, mules, etc., are tied.

Origin of hitching post

First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for hitching post

Historical Examples of hitching post

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

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • Laugh, I say, or be a hitching-post, and we'll dance the May-pole round you!

  • He drove around to the kitchen door and tied the mare to the hitching-post.

    Flamsted quarries

    Mary E. Waller

  • Mr. Crow leaned against the hitching-post and mopped his brow.

    Anderson Crow, Detective

    George Barr McCutcheon

  • The owner appeared just as the stranger was tying the pony to a 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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