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swinging door

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
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He pushed open the swinging door with an old gesture, and walked to his desk.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht
  • Pushing open the swinging door I confronted a wall of smoke.

  • The boy pushed the swinging door with his foot, and walked into the butler's pantry.

    The Radiant Shell Paul Ernst
  • They went up to the swinging door, pushed it 105 open and looked in.

  • With his hand on the swinging door he paused and looked back.


    George Looms
  • She pushed open the swinging door into the passage that led to the kitchen.


    George Looms
  • "Much," he grunted and followed her through the swinging door.


    George Looms
  • In the background a swinging door opens into the dining room.

    Moral Ludwig Thoma
  • He stopped and stared at his father, who had been hidden from sight by the swinging door.

    Kennedy Square F. Hopkinson Smith
  • As she was hurrying toward the swinging door, she heard a voice.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds

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