fin·​ger·​post ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌpōst How to pronounce fingerpost (audio)
: a post bearing one or more signs often terminating in a pointing finger
: something serving as a guide to understanding or knowledge

Word History

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of fingerpost was in 1738

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Cite this Entry

“Fingerpost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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