Definition of fence post in English:

fence post


  • A timber or metal post set in the ground as a supporting part of a fence.

    • ‘The propeller from the boat's engine was embedded 6 inches into a fence post.’
    • ‘It seems Harry got into the pond through a broken fence post.’
    • ‘And, to cap it all, we've a brand new glittery brass number plate for the fence post when it's done.’
    • ‘A nice feature about the post spike is, if the fence post breaks, all you have to do is remove the broken post and add a new one.’
    • ‘A metal fence post was found nearby and it has been used to chip chunks of stone from the other pillars and the monument itself.’
    • ‘The car ploughed off the road and hit a fence post that crashed through the windscreen, leaving him with severe head injuries.’
    • ‘Drive a metal fence post into the ground inside the cage and wire it to the fencing to prevent high winds from tipping the tower over.’
    • ‘His car suffered superficial damage and a fence post was broken off where the car hit.’
    • ‘The magnet grabs the metal fence post and holds the gate securely when loading.’
    • ‘Remember a wet fence post is also a good conductor of current to earth.’
    • ‘Then run the wire over to the other fence post, wrap it around the post and secure it with staples.’
    • ‘A couple spoke today of their escape after they narrowly avoided being impaled on a stake after their car crashed into a fence post which sliced through their engine and into the passenger compartment.’
    • ‘Admin assistant Emma Carter can't believe she's still alive after a dramatic crash yesterday left her upside down inside the roof of her car with a fence post stuck in the engine.’
    • ‘The dog-eared flap of cardboard hung on the fence post, stained by a lengthy exposure to the elements.’
    • ‘Other guys like their girls thin as a fence post.’
    • ‘About ten minutes later, I saw a bird on a fence post below me, assumed it was another Robin, but had a look anyway.’
    • ‘As we talked, Larry leaned on a cedar fence post, squinting in the noonday sun, and pointed out landmarks on the Bush ranch, three quarters of a mile away.’
    • ‘Where once my fence post stood - well, it had actually been lying down on the grass for quite a while - was a newly erected pole.’
    • ‘Luke Williams stood along the deserted highway throwing rocks at a fence post, pretending he was pitching in the World Series.’
    pole, stake, upright, shaft, prop, support, picket, strut, pillar, pale, paling, column, piling, standard, stanchion, pylon, stave, rod, newel, baluster, jamb, bollard, mast
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