Heelpost meaning

hēl'pōst'
The post to which a door or gate is hinged.
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(nautical) The post supporting the outer end of a propeller shaft.
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(carpentry) The post to which a gate or door is hinged.
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The quoin post of a lock gate.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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