gate·​post ˈgāt-ˌpōst How to pronounce gatepost (audio)
: 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 The girl had made a flag of pink, white and turquoise tissue paper and affixed it to a paper towel tube and hung it from the gatepost. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 15 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1522, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gatepost was in 1522

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“Gatepost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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