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gatepost

[geyt-pohst]
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noun
  1. the vertical post on which a gate is suspended by hinges, or the post against which the gate is closed.
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Origin of gatepost

First recorded in 1515–25; gate1 + post1
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Examples from the Web for gatepost

Historical Examples

  • He stood beside the garden wall, his gauntleted hand on the gatepost.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • After a moment Bob dismounted and threw his reins over the gatepost.

    Tristram of Blent

    Anthony Hope

  • Balancing herself on a gatepost and eating cherries was Rosie.

  • As we neared the girl on the gatepost Dickie gave her a careless glance.

  • "Tell you what," cried Peace, from her perch on the gatepost.

    At the Little Brown House

    Ruth Alberta Brown


British Dictionary definitions for gatepost

gatepost

noun
    1. the post on which a gate is hung
    2. the post to which a gate is fastened when closed
  1. between you, me, and the gatepost confidentially
  2. logic another name for turnstile (def. 3)
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