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A post on which a gate is hinged, or against which it shuts.
pole, stake, upright, shaft, prop, support, picket, strut, pillar, pale, paling, column, piling, standard, stanchion, pylon, stave, rod, newel, baluster, jamb, bollard, mastView synonyms
- ‘Parts of the gateway remain, including a pair of stone gateposts.’
- ‘The new building includes three windows, some stone and gateposts from the old church.’
- ‘The path is indistinct at first but beyond a gatepost it becomes a track running downhill to another stone post.’
- ‘In the remains of the village the factory crumbles quietly, blocks of concrete and old gateposts tell of what has been.’
- ‘Like crowning jewels, these ceramic finials for deck railing, fence posts, or gateposts add sculptural details and rich color to an outdoor setting.’
- ‘They are also seeking a green light on an application to build new boundary walls, garden walls, entrance gates and gateposts at The Manor House they bought for £3 million two years ago.’
- ‘Outside gateposts on every street hangs the American flag.’
- ‘I gingerly manoeuvred it between the gateposts and, as our house is midway between two corners about 100 yards apart and necessitates a quick getaway, I decided to turn left onto the road.’
- ‘For £1, 000, he has agreed to clear the garden of boulders, build the gateposts and paint and repair the guttering.’
- ‘On gateposts here and there are pumpkin jack-o'-lanterns, softly mouldering away, some with smoky eyes from exhausted candles.’
- ‘She said she believed if they had not had strong brick gateposts the car could have ended up crashing into their home.’
- ‘I remember being on a train and I had to stop looking out of the window because I was getting dizzy and had a headache from all the novelty - all those gateposts and fences!’
- ‘She took me around, pointing out a building which had just had its slates stolen, gateposts which had lost their urns, and stonework in a precarious state which had been salvaged by her ancestor when the old facade had been demolished.’
- ‘The last slanting light turned the white fence and gateposts a buttery yellow.’
- ‘About five seconds too late, Jill slammed the gate shut, with my finger stuck between gate and gatepost.’
- ‘We strolled up to a tongue of forest, entered its cold-store chill and emerged to a comfortable sandwich spot and warmed on prostrate stone gateposts.’
- ‘Furthermore, the fact that the river is walled on each side, downstream of bridge, and there are gateposts on the river is also interesting.’
- ‘Surrounded by debris, two charred 12 ft solid stone gateposts remained in place at the entrance with the carved letters ‘VR’ - for Victoria Regina - still visible on their fronts.’
- ‘Its stone gateposts appear to have been purpose-built.’
- ‘Heavy equipment such as combine harvesters have never been used here so the widening of gateposts and doorways has not been necessary.’
between you and me and the gatepost
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