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folding door

a door with hinged sections that can be folded flat against one another when opened.
Origin of folding door
First recorded in 1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She pushed open a folding door leading into what had been her parlor.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • The door, which is always a folding door, is low and narrow.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • Properly speaking, the door was not a folding door; it was a sliding door.

    The House

    Eugene Field
  • After the first number had been played the folding door which had been closed was quietly slid back by a unanimous request.

    Sixty Years of California Song Margaret Blake-Alverson
  • They took a peek through the folding door into the stable where stood the haughty horses.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
  • Henry's drifting glance strayed to the platform, where the Secretariat staff sat, or went in and out through the folding door.

    Mystery at Geneva Rose Macaulay
  • She even jumped a little when somebody on the other side of the folding door allowed a pen to fall to the floor.

    The Story of Louie Oliver Onions
  • Mr. Jeffries, once more looking as if he needed a niche and a plinth, was standing in his original place, by the folding door.

    The Story of Louie Oliver Onions
  • Her valet stood at the door, receiving her with a profound bow, while opening the folding door.

  • The folding door is opened, and you behold an office as plain in appearance as the one just described.

British Dictionary definitions for folding door

folding door

a door in the form of two or more vertical hinged leaves that can be folded one against another
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