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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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  • The lieutenant unlocked it with a key which he took from a hook beside the doorpost.

    Count Hannibal Stanley J. Weyman
  • Leaning against the doorpost, he at first chuckled and then roared.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Seating herself on the threshold of the door, she leaned her tack against the doorpost, and closed her eyes.

    Canadian Crusoes Catherine Parr Traill
  • He let his arm and hand fall from the doorpost to his side like dead things.

  • In his perturbation he even forgets to kiss the mezuzah on the doorpost.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • A man was sitting on the steps, leaning against the doorpost.

  • Boris, fluttering as if he had not had time to withdraw, respectfully pressed close to the doorpost with bowed head.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • He tied his horse fast to the doorpost and strode into the house.

    Three Young Ranchmen Ralph Bonehill
  • No one can write on the lintels of his doorpost the word, "Whim."

British Dictionary definitions for doorpost


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