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barn door

noun
1.
the door of a barn
2.
(informal) a target so large that it cannot be missed
3.
(photog, television, theatre) an adjustable flap over the front of a studio or theatre lamp
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  • 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

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