WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
gate•post /ˈgeɪtˌpoʊst/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. the vertical post on which a gate is hung by hinges, or the post against which the gate is closed.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
gate•post  (gātpōst′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the vertical post on which a gate is suspended by hinges, or the post against which the gate is closed.
  • gate1 + post1 1515–25


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

gatepost /ˈɡeɪtˌpəʊst/ n
  1. the post on which a gate is hung
  2. the post to which a gate is fastened when closed
  3. between you, me, and the gatepostconfidentially
  4. another name for turnstile



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