barn door


the door of a barn
informal a target so large that it cannot be missed
photog television theatre an adjustable flap over the front of a studio or theatre lamp

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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