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storm door

a supplementary outside door, usually glazed, for protecting the entrance door against drafts, driving rain, etc.
Origin of storm door
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Fanny, groping for the keyhole, stubbed her toe against a wooden box between the storm door and the inner door.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • Behind me I heard at least one pane of the storm door die in a fatal crash.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • Only the glass and a thin lace drapery separated her from without, as the storm door had been left open.

  • In answer to a violent summons on the storm door a light appeared in the window and "soldier" Joe Norton opened the door.

  • Again came the sounds On this occasion Lamont fancied he could detect a creaking of the storm door outside.

    Menotah Ernest G. Henham
  • Almost every dwelling, no matter how small and unpretentious, has its storm door, and usually these are left on all summer.

    Finding the Lost Treasure Helen M. Persons
  • The Old Red Rooster had taken down the storm door and stored it away in the barn.

  • So we steered him down to the gymnasium and made him rap on the storm door outside, and I said ‘who comes there?’

    Peck's Compendium of Fun

    George W. Peck
  • Front windows should be shut, blinds and shades pulled down, and the outer or storm door of the house closed.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
British Dictionary definitions for storm door

storm door

an extra outer door for protection in bad weather
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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