scratching post

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. scratchcard,
  2. scratcher,
  3. scratches,
  4. scratchie,
  5. scratching,
  6. scratchplate,
  7. scratchproof,
  8. scratchy,
  9. scraw,
  10. scrawl

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.