scratching post


noun

a block or post of wood, usually covered with carpeting, on which a cat can use its claws.

Origin of scratching post

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for scratching post

  • Disgusted with the selfish heartlessness of society, Joab shambled off and was passing the scratching-post without noticing her.

  • The two things Abner valued most were a windmill and a scratching-post for hogs.