Meaning of heel post in English:

heel post

Pronunciation /ˈhiːl pəʊst/


  • 1The post to which a gate is attached and about which it swings; specifically the post to which a lock gate on a canal, etc., is attached, a quoin post.

  • 2The outer post which supports a stall partition in a stable.


Early 19th century. From heel + post.