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gatepost

[ geyt-pohst ]
/ ˈgeɪtˌpoʊst /
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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for gatepost

gatepost
/ (ˈɡeɪtˌpəʊst) /

noun

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