• synonyms

barn door

  1. the door of a barn
  2. informal a target so large that it cannot be missed
  3. photog television theatre an adjustable flap over the front of a studio or theatre lamp
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Related Words for barn door

huge, enormous, giant, generous, full, wide, broad, grand, great, immense, considerable, sizable, substantial, massive, hefty, populous, gigantic, extensive, vast, spacious

Examples from the Web for barn door

Historical Examples of barn door

  • You might as well try to act behind a barn-door as to act behind that nose.

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

  • By this time, several other Quakers had gathered around the barn-door.


    William Wells Brown

  • "I am a barn-door fowl that has hatched out a sparrow-hawk," he said meekly.


    S. R. Crockett

  • Whither should fowl flock in a hard frost, but to the barn-door?

  • Sometimes the eggs of purple coots are placed under the barn-door fowl.

    Jungle Folk

    Douglas Dewar