Object-lesson meaning

A lesson taught by using a material object.
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A concrete illustration of a moral or principle.
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An actual or practical demonstration or exemplification of some principle.
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A lesson taught (especially to young children) using a familiar or unusual object as a focus.
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An example from real life that typifies/explains a principle or teaches a lesson.
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Anything used as an example or lesson which serves to warn others as to the outcomes that result from a particular action or behavior, as exemplified by the fates of those who followed that course.

Let that be an object lesson to him.

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