- 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
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Examples from the Web for storm door
A screen or storm-door spring can be easily made of spring-steel wire.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2
He stammered an answer as Drew hurried down the carpeted steps and joined Delaney at the storm-door.Whispering Wires
You will find the key hanging inside the storm-door, and the cistern-pole up stairs in the haymow of the barn.Remarks
Devers had a storm-door, another instance of his individuality, as even the colonel's quarters were not so embellished.Under Fire
When Martha Hale opened the storm-door and got a cut of the north wind, she ran back for her big woolen scarf.
- an extra outer door for protection in bad weather
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