fingerpost

noun
fin·ger·post | \ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌpōst \

Definition of fingerpost 

1 : a post bearing one or more signs often terminating in a pointing finger

2 : something serving as a guide to understanding or knowledge

First Known Use of fingerpost

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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