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stage door

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noun
  1. a door at the back or side of a theater, used by performers and theater personnel.

Origin of stage door

First recorded in 1770–80
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Examples from the Web for stage door

Historical Examples

  • If I'm not at home, let any man ask for me at the stage-door.

    The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby

    Charles Dickens

  • I came to the stage-door, and I saw Therese standing at the top of the stair.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • He was an hour before the time, but by hazard he met the manager at the stage-door.

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

  • He only said, as he led the way to the stage-door, "I didn't know there was a Mrs. Maxwell."

    The Story of a Play

    W. D. Howells

  • He got me out through the pass-door on to the stage and through the stage-door.

    Jill the Reckless

    P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse


British Dictionary definitions for stage door

stage door

noun
  1. a door at a theatre leading backstage
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