noun Date: 1785 1. a post bearing one or more signs often terminating in a pointing finger 2. something serving as a guide to understanding or knowledge

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  • fingerpost — /ˈfɪŋgəpoʊst/ (say fingguhpohst) noun a signpost with an arm terminating in the shape of an index finger …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Road signs in the Republic of Ireland — mostly differ from the traffic signs used elsewhere in Europe. Directional signage is similar to that of the United Kingdom, but is bilingual. Distances are in kilometres, unlike in the UK where Imperial measurements are still used. Apart from… …   Wikipedia

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