Bars at a border

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Bars at a border

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:32 pm

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Hi everybody! This is the border between US-Mexico. What term do you use for the tall iron or steel bar? There are many bars in this pictures.

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Re: Bars at a border

Post by trolley » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:32 pm

Good question, Steve. The whole structure is a fence. On a wooden fence, those vertical parts would be called pickets, or maybe spindles or balusters but that doesn't seem correct, in this case. If it was a wrought iron fence they would be spires. These ones seem a little too skookum to be called bars. Steel fence columns?
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Re: Bars at a border

Post by trolley » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:41 pm

It just occurred to me that "skookum" is probably not an adjective that folks outside my neck of the woods are familiar with. Bonnie, are you familiar with that word, down there?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skookum
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Re: Bars at a border

Post by Phil White » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:49 pm

The image below shows all the designs for the infamous Mexican border wall.
Your picture appears similar to design no. 8, where the elements are called "columns", but I would probably just say "posts" or something similar.
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Re: Bars at a border

Post by BonnieL » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:35 pm

trolley wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:41 pm
It just occurred to me that "skookum" is probably not an adjective that folks outside my neck of the woods are familiar with. Bonnie, are you familiar with that word, down there?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skookum
It's not a word that's on everyone's lips, but it is used. I have a favorite recipe from Whatchagot Stew by Patrick McManus & his sister Patricia called Skookum Minestrone Soup. (On a side note, it was partly because of him that we ended up where we now live. I got to meet him 3 times - funny & sweet guy!)
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Re: Bars at a border

Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:08 pm

I too would call them posts. They are too slender and too densely packed to match my conception of a typical column.
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Re: Bars at a border

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:08 am

trolley, Phil White, BonnieL and Erik : Thank you all so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

StevenLoan
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