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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. 2018.
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  • 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
  • "Six Odals," Hector muttered soberly, leaning back against the doorframe.

    The Dueling Machine Benjamin William Bova
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mihul appeared in the doorframe, in an outfit almost a duplicate of Trigger's, in pearl-gray tones.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • His hat, dangling from a cord around his neck, banged the doorframe as he went out.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • I coughed somewhat emphatically, after which I discreetly knocked upon the doorframe.

    A Top-Floor Idyl

    George van Schaick
  • Peter hit the door with the heel of his foot and slammed it open by splintering the doorframe.

    History Repeats George Oliver Smith
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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