Definition of Heelpost

1. n. The post supporting the outer end of a propeller shaft.



Definition of Heelpost

1. Noun. (nautical) The post supporting the outer end of a propeller shaft. ¹

2. Noun. (context: carpentry) The post to which a gate or door is hinged. ¹

3. Noun. The quoin post of a lock gate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heelpost

1. a post fitted to the end of something [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heelpost

heeld
heeled
heeled over
heeler
heelers
heelflip
heelies
heeling
heeling over
heelings
heelless
heelpiece
heelpieces
heelplate
heelplates
heelpost (current term)
heelposts
heelprint
heelprints
heelproof
heels
heels over
heels over head
heelside
heelspur
heeltap
heeltapped
heeltapping
heeltaps
heep

Literary usage of Heelpost

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1. The Private Stable: Its Establishment, Management, and Appointments by James Albert Garland (1899)
"The heelpost should always be round. Some authorities advise leaving a small opening between the stalls, at the head of and under the partition, ..."

2. Harbours and Docks: Their Physical Features, History, Construction by Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt (1885)
"The heelpost of a dock-gate is supported, and turns, at the bottom, on a steel pivot let into the heelpost stone; and it is held against the hollow quoins, ..."

3. Harbours and Docks: Their Physical Features, History, Construction by Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt (1885)
"The heelpost of a dock-gate is supported, and turns, at the bottom, on a steel pivot let into the heelpost stone; and it is held against the hollow quoins, ..."

4. First Treatise on the Decrease of Water in Springs, Creeks, and Rivers by Gustav Wex, Godfrey Weitzel, tr (1881)
"Methods of Supporting Dock-Gates. The heelpost of a dock-gate is supported, and turns, at the bottom, on a steel pivot let into the ..."

5. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Dock Engineering by Brysson Cunningham (1904)
"One, which finds favour in this country, provides a cylindrical surface in close contact with the heelpost for a considerable portion of its circumference;. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Same as heelpost, as in the partitions between stalls in a stable. HINDU ARCHITECTURE. That of the styles of building in India which prevails the most ..."

7. Fundamentals of Military Service by Lincoln Clarke Andrews, Leonard Wood (1916)
"A hook or nail on which to hang the rifle should be placed on or near a heelpost, or a wooden rifle rack placed in some convenient place in stable, ..."

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