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scratching post

noun

Simple Definition of scratching post

  • : an upright piece of wood that is covered with carpet and kept in a house for a pet cat to scratch

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scratching post

  1. :  an upright piece of wood that is covered with carpet and kept in a house for a pet cat to scratch

Word by Word Definitions

scratchplay scratching
  1. :  to scrape or dig with the claws or nails

    :  to rub and tear or mark the surface of with something sharp or jagged

    :  to scrape or rub lightly (as to relieve itching)

  1. :  a mark or injury produced by scratching

    :  a slight wound

    :  scrawl, scribble

  1. :  arranged or put together with little selection :  haphazard

    :  made as or used for a tentative effort

    :  made or done by chance and not as intended

postplay
  1. :  a piece (as of timber or metal) fixed firmly in an upright position especially as a stay or support :  pillar, column

    :  a pole or stake set up to mark or indicate something

    :  a pole that marks the starting or finishing point of a horse race

  1. :  to publish, announce, or advertise by or as if by use of a placard

    :  to denounce by public notice

    :  to enter on a public listing

  1. :  courier

    :  one of a series of stations for keeping horses for relays

    :  the distance between any two such consecutive stations :  stage

  1. :  to travel with post-horses

    :  to ride or travel with haste :  hurry

    :  to rise from the saddle and return to it in rhythm with a horse's trot

  1. :  with post-horses :  express

  1. :  the place at which a soldier is stationed

    :  a sentry's beat or station

    :  a station or task to which one is assigned

  1. :  to station in a given place

    :  to carry ceremoniously to a position

    :  to assign to a unit, position, or location (as in the military or civil service)


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