- a timber with a chamfer at the outer edge of a lock gate that fits against the meeting post of another lock gate.
Origin of meeting post
First recorded in 1870–75
Also called miter post.
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Examples from the Web for meeting post
The heel-post and meeting-post are socketed into cast-iron uprights, which also receive the ends of the horizontal beams.
The depth at the heel-post is 22 feet, and at the meeting-post 35 feet (see woodcut, fig. 19).
Under each gate, near the meeting-post, is placed a wheel, which supports part of the weight.