scratching post

  1. 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

Words Nearby scratching post Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use scratching post in a sentence

  • 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.