gatepost


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gate·post

 (gāt′pōst′)
n.
An upright post on which a gate is hung or against which it closes.

gatepost

(ˈɡeɪtˌpəʊst)
n
1.
a. the post on which a gate is hung
b. the post to which a gate is fastened when closed
2. between you, me, and the gatepost confidentially
3. (Logic) logic another name for turnstile3

gate•post

(ˈgeɪtˌpoʊst)

n.
the vertical post on which a gate is suspended by hinges, or the post against which the gate is closed.
[1515–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gatepost - either of two posts that bound a gategatepost - either of two posts that bound a gate
hinging post, swinging post - the gatepost on which the gate is hung
post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
shutting post - the gatepost against which the gate closes
Translations

gatepost

[ˈgeɪtpəʊst] Nposte m (de una puerta)
between you, me, and the gateposten confianza, entre nosotros

gatepost

[ˈgeɪtpəʊst] nmontant m de porte

gatepost

[ˈgeɪtˌpəʊst] npilastrino del cancello
between you, me and the gatepost (fig) (fam) → che resti tra noi
References in classic literature ?
She took off the thick boots in which she had walked thus far, put on her pretty thin ones of patent leather, and, stuffing the former into the hedge by the gatepost where she might readily find them again, descended the hill; the freshness of colour she had derived from the keen air thinning away in spite of her as she drew near the parsonage.
Before he left he carried the body of Mirando to the gate of the village, and propped it up against the palisade in such a way that the dead face seemed to be peering around the edge of the gatepost down the path which led to the jungle.
They went around to the rear of the building, where they saw a horse, attached to a light wagon, hitched to a gatepost near the door of the dissecting-room.
A bald, well-preserved old man, with a broad, red beard, gray on his cheeks, opened the gate, squeezing against the gatepost to let the three horses pass.
As we went by the footpath and beside the gateposts and the unfinished lodge, we kept looking back at the house of my fathers.
Whether it was brought in by the birds of the air, or came blowing in with the very air itself, when the casement windows were set open; whether the baker brought it kneaded into the bread, or the milkman delivered it as part of the adulteration of his milk; or the housemaids, beating the dust out of their mats against the gateposts, received it in exchange deposited on the mats by the town atmosphere; certain it is that the news permeated every gable of the old building before Miss Twinkleton was down, and that Miss Twinkleton herself received it through Mrs.
Richard Leppington, who backs culling the animals, said the remains were nailed to a gatepost at his house on Halloween.
gatepost, establishing new port post and delivery and installation of a new port.
You could not negotiate the gatepost unless you came at it straight and we were attempting to push the vehicle off the top gatepost when the St John (ambulance) came out, trying to come off the pitch at the bottom.
After our guests left in the morning, I checked the gatepost.
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