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[dawr-pohst, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌpoʊst, ˈdoʊr-/
Origin of doorpost
First recorded in 1525-35; door + post1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Leaning against the doorpost, he at first chuckled and then roared.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • In his perturbation he even forgets to kiss the mezuzah on the doorpost.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • Peter demanded, leaning against the doorpost as she stood on the landing.

  • In a niche in the doorpost hung a small roll of parchment in a case.

    Christmas Light Ethel Calvert Phillips
  • She stood with one hand resting on the doorpost and in her eyes expectancy.


    George Looms
  • Brightly stood with his back to the doorpost, facing the assembly.

  • Rose clung to the doorpost, and watched him; then she ran to the gate.

    Rose Charlitte Marshall Saunders
  • He took the lamp from the table and held it up towards the doorpost.

    The Hero of Panama

    F. S. Brereton
  • And I measured myself against the doorpost, and found that I was very big.

    Captain January Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for doorpost


another name for doorjamb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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