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barber's sign

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barber's sign (plural barbers' signs)

  1. (archaic, idiomatic) A standing pole and two wash-balls, historically used outside barber's shops.

ReferencesEdit

Grose, Francis, The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue / Lexicon Balatronicum: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence: altered and enlarged (London; 1811)