Origin of door handle
Words nearby door handle
What is a door handle?
A door handle is the handle used to open and close a door.
Sometimes, it means the same thing as doorknob. But the word doorknob most often specifically refers to a handle shaped like a knob—a part that sticks out and has a rounded end. Door handles in other shapes might be called doorknobs, but it’s more likely for them to be called door handles or just handles.
Another difference is that doorknobs typically turn. Door handles can turn, but they can also be fixed in place, like a vertical or horizontal bar.
The term door handle can also refer to the one that’s used to open a car door.
Example: I went to open the door and the door handle pulled right off—apparently its screws had gotten loose.
Where does door handle come from?
The first records of the term door handle come from around 1830. The word doorknob is first recorded soon after, around the 1840s.
Door handles on the doors inside a home, like on a bathroom or a closet, often jut out from the door to allow for easy grabbing and turning. They’re such a common part of daily life that we often don’t notice them or think about them—unless they break.
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How is door handle used in real life?
If a door handle has a rounded end that turns, it’s more likely to be called a doorknob.
anyway look at this really nice door handle 😁 pic.twitter.com/iYgHnGWdSk
— z 🦋 (@TOSHISMASH) December 3, 2020
I mean how many times can you catch your pocket on a door handle? A million it’s at least a million!
— Neil Friday McGourty (@Mcgourty22N) December 7, 2020
The door handle on my car just broke 🙂 pic.twitter.com/bQEINJu4fP
— sir snaccsalot (@eileamkeam) December 9, 2020
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Is door handle used correctly in the following sentence?
I was trapped in the room after the door handle broke off the door.
How to use door handle in a sentence
Minutes later, Buzbee walked out of his office on the 73rd floor of the tallest building in Texas, past walls decorated with press clippings celebrating his legal career and conference rooms with door handles shaped like sharks.
It also enables the robot to turn door handles and open doors.Boston Dynamics adds an ‘arm’ to its robotic dog Spot|Dalvin Brown|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
Its most popular stunt video, with more than 67,000 views, shows one of the company’s boxy yellow robots extending its neck to twist a door handle and open the door.Robot dog firm Boston Dynamics is getting a new owner: Hyundai|Dalvin Brown|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
So when you see someone else forgetting to clean the door handles, cough into an elbow or wipe down the remote, gently remind them what they should do — and help get the materials they need.
A guard is manning the door, which is always kept ajar so she can be monitored.
The judges who handle arraignments at criminal court in all five boroughs have a small fraction of their usual caseloads.
The kid from next door drops by and Marvin talks to him about the stunts in his latest film, Death Hunt.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yet, what my peers do not realize – or cannot handle – is that rejection is a necessary part of forging a romantic relationships.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They eye the door anxiously, convinced that at any moment, a Pakistani or Iranian intelligence officer will come barging in.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before Ripperda could unclasp his lips to reply, the stranger had opened the door, and passed through it like a gliding shadow.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
She looked so sweet when she said it, standing and smiling there in the middle of the floor, the door-way making a frame for her.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
She walked away toward another door, which was masked with a curtain that she lifted.Confidence|Henry James
Hilda, trembling at the door, more than half expected Mr. Orgreave to say: "You mean, she's invited herself."Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Then the door opened, the portiere was swept aside, and Anselme announced "Monsieur de Garnache."St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini