Gatepost
Gatepost Gate"post` (g[=a]t"p[=o]st`), n. 1. A post to which a gate is hung; -- called also {swinging post} or {hinging post}. [1913 Webster]

2. A post against which a gate closes; -- called also {shutting post}. [1913 Webster]


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  • gatepost — /ˈgeɪtpoʊst/ (say gaytpohst) noun 1. the post on which a gate is hung, or the one against which it is closed. –phrase 2. between you (and) me and the gatepost, Colloquial in confidence. {Phrase Origin: US colloquial (1880s) {gate1 + post1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gatepost — n. a post on which a gate is hung or against which it shuts. Phrases and idioms: between you and me and the gatepost in strict confidence …   Useful english dictionary

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