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meeting post

  1. a timber with a chamfer at the outer edge of a lock gate that fits against the meeting post of another lock gate.
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Origin of meeting post

First recorded in 1870–75
Also called miter post.
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Historical Examples

  • The heel-post and meeting-post are socketed into cast-iron uprights, which also receive the ends of the horizontal beams.

    The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer

    Isambard Brunel

  • 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.