a post, made of wood, metal, or other sturdy material, that is a vertical support for a fence. The horizontal pieces or sections of a fence are attached to the fence posts, which are set at intervals into the ground, usually secured with concrete or gravel.
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How to use fence post in a sentence
Long-legged harvestmen arachnids staking their turf from fence post to fence post.
Blazes are found on trees and also on rocks, cairns, fence posts, telephone poles, fence stiles, and in one case, on the bottom of a canoe that ferries hikers across the Kennebec River in Maine.
On my walk with the dog, I saw dozens of empty husks on trees, curbs and fence posts.I’ve waited 17 years to write about periodical cicadas again. The wait is over. | John Kelly | May 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Even more magical, the transformation cost Wilde only “a couple hundred bucks in fence posts” and a few days of sweat equity, thanks in part to those NRCS staffers who came in 2016 and a host of volunteers.Simple hand-built structures can help streams survive wildfires and drought | Brianna Randall | March 26, 2021 | Science News
Between each wooden fence post is a diagram, made from the same crude wood, demonstrating various theories of composition, from the rule of thirds to the golden ratio and two-point perspective.Sculpture parks are a great way to see art during a pandemic. Here’s why some are better than others. | Sebastian Smee | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Have the president drive in the golden fence post at Promontory Point II and sign the amnesty right there.Just 'Building the Damn Fence' Won't Fix Everything | Justin Green | February 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But all of a sudden he flew up on the tallest fence-post he could find, and flapped his wings.Seven O'Clock Stories | Robert Gordon Anderson
When he was near enough to see all over the field, he dropped down to the top of a fence post, and there he waited.Blacky the Crow | Thornton W. Burgess
The door had locked itself behind me; they got a fence post for a battering ram, and the post burst into flame.A Feast of Demons | William Morrison
His household consisted of a Kiowa Indian man cook, four hounds, a pet sheep, and a half-tamed coyote chained to a fence-post.Sixes and Sevens | O. Henry
A third failure—the bullet clipping a splinter from a fence-post on the opposite side of the ring.The Doomsman | Van Tassel Sutphen