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door handle

noun, Chiefly British.
Origin of door handle
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It took long, patient minutes to hook a door handle, then more time to maneuver the wire into position.

    The Egyptian Cat Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • She heard his step in the hall; she heard him approach and turn the door handle.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • As they got up, the door handle rattled again, and this time there followed a knocking.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse
  • Her ears were sharper than his, and she had heard the dull rattle of the door handle.

    The Dark House Georg Manville Fenn
  • With that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door.

    Metamorphosis Franz Kafka
  • “He is ill,” whispered the lad, with his hand on the door handle.

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The door handle was very softly turned, and little Nance stole into the room.

    The Gambler Katherine Cecil Thurston
  • She released the door handle and fluttered her hands expressively.

    The Black Moth Georgette Heyer
  • "Good-night," said Katrine, and he turned and fumbled for the door handle and went out.

    A Girl of the Klondike Victoria Cross

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