Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

barn door

the door of a barn
(informal) a target so large that it cannot be missed
(photog, television, theatre) an adjustable flap over the front of a studio or theatre lamp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for barn door
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • A burnt stick and a barn door served Wilkie in lieu of pencil and canvas.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Spotty appeared at the barn door, wagging his tail engagingly.

  • I tied them and went to reach in behind one, to close the barn door and bolt it.

  • The calk of the iron shoe was left sticking in the barn door.

  • After a while, at the barn door there was a familiar flash of white and yellow.

    The Calico Cat Charles Miner Thompson
  • Then they went to the barn door through which the horses were led to their stalls.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • They then reopened the barn door, and Turner led Velox into the yard.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • To prevent all suspicion they closed the barn door but left it unlocked.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • He came back as a great load of hay drew up at the barn door.

    Allison Bain Margaret Murray Robertson

Word of the Day

Nearby words for barn door

Word Value for barn

Scrabble Words With Friends