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[dawr-freym, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌfreɪm, ˈdoʊr-/
the frame of a doorway, including two jambs and a lintel, or head.
Origin of doorframe
First recorded in 1850-55; door + frame Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When the other actors came boiling up behind him, he put his hands on the doorframe to either side so none of them could get past.

    No Great Magic Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • Something came twisting forward to hit the doorframe, it dropped just inside the doorjamb.

    History Repeats George Oliver Smith
  • His hat, dangling from a cord around his neck, banged the doorframe as he went out.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • He had jumped from a half-doze to full alertness in an instant, his gun also searching the doorframe.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • You be as easy as ye can be with him, Joe 268 Stagg, groaned the carpenter, hanging to the doorframe.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • He went away without further word, and in a little while she heard somebody drawing the nails from the doorframe.

    Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound Alice B. Emerson
  • I coughed somewhat emphatically, after which I discreetly knocked upon the doorframe.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • He crouched low, poised to spring, with his nose just beyond the doorframe.

    History Repeats George Oliver Smith
  • He took his post by the doorframe again, the tip of his nose just outside.

    History Repeats George Oliver Smith
  • A seething anger began slowly to gather in Joe's chest, and he held on to the doorframe to steady himself.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for doorframe


a frame that supports a door Also called doorcase
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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