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swinging door

noun
1.
a door that swings open on being pushed or pulled from either side and then swings closed by itself.
Also called swing door.
Origin of swinging door
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805
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  • The swing door was thrust open and two men pushed their way in.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • They passed through a swing door and everything was at once changed.

    The Double Four E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • With that she passed out; and the swing door closed behind her.

    Two on the Trail

    Hulbert Footner
  • Once more he stared at Otter and vanished through a swing door.

    The People Of The Mist H. Rider Haggard
  • Just before she passed through the swing door she looked round at Craven.

    December Love Robert Hichens
  • One of them opened the swing door a crack and thrust her head in.

    The Crux Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • In sight of Dougal's Coombes saw the swing door open and a silhouette—that of a man who carried a bag on his shoulder—pass in.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
  • He pushed the swing door and at once found himself in a room which seemed redolent of the country which everyone loves.

    December Love Robert Hichens
  • She took the lift, glided down, walked slowly and carelessly across the hall and passed out by the swing door.

    December Love Robert Hichens
  • It began with the opening of the swing door, and the view into the luxurious, the terrifying luxurious salon within.

    Lady Cassandra Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
British Dictionary definitions for swing door

swing door

noun
1.
a door pivoted or hung on double-sided hinges so that it can open either way
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