guidepost

Definitions of guidepost
1

n a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way

Synonyms:
signpost
Types:
fingerboard, fingerpost
a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger
Type of:
sign
a public display of a message

n a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

Synonyms:
guideline, rule of thumb
Type of:
regulation, rule
a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior

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