gate·​post | \ ˈgāt-ˌpōst How to pronounce gatepost (audio) \

Definition of gatepost

: the post to which a gate is hung or the one against which it closes

Examples of gatepost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, the team found barracks, kitchens, toilets, bathhouses, gateposts and the remains of perimeter fences. Fox News, "Nazi concentration camp Sylt on island of Alderney revealed by archaeologists," 1 Apr. 2020 The stone gateposts of his home were nearly sunken in vegetation. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "As Innocuous as Plant No. 1," 10 Apr. 2018 There are also two crowned ceramic heads known as Mori, a style used as planters placed on gateposts. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, "Cakes and confections with an Italian spirit highlight this new Miami Beach bakery | Miami Herald," 22 Mar. 2018 Its work stretches from the Old Chief Joseph gravesite, where gateposts and a cobble wall were built, all the way across the state to the trails at Ecola State Park on the coast. The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Civilian Conservation Corps trails, parks and campgrounds still abound in Oregon," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of gatepost

1522, in the meaning defined above

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10 Apr 2020

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“Gatepost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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