Heelpost
Heelpost Heel"post`, n. 1. (Naut.) The post supporting the outer end of a propeller shaft. [1913 Webster]

2. (Carp.) The post to which a gate or door is hinged. [1913 Webster]

3. (Engineering) The quoin post of a lock gate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • heelpost — /heel pohst /, n. a post made to withstand strain, forming or fitted to the end of something, as the post on which a gate or door is hinged. [1840 50; HEEL1 + POST1] * * * …   Universalium

  • heelpost — /ˈhilpoʊst/ (say heelpohst) noun a post made to withstand strain, forming or fitted to the heel or end of something, as the post on which a gate or door is hinged …   Australian English dictionary

  • heelpost — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a post to which a gate or door is hinged 2. : the outer post of a stall partition in a stable * * * /heel pohst /, n. a post made to withstand strain, forming or fitted to the end of something, as the post on which a gate or… …   Useful english dictionary

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