fingerpost

noun
fin·​ger·​post | \ ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌpōst How to pronounce fingerpost (audio) \

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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“Fingerpost.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fingerpost. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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