fence post

[ fens-pohst ]

  1. 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.

Origin of fence post

First recorded in 1790–95

Words Nearby fence post

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How to use fence post in a sentence

  • Have the president drive in the golden fence post at Promontory Point II and sign the amnesty right there.

  • 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