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door handle

noun Chiefly British.
  1. doorknob.
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Origin of door handle

First recorded in 1825–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for door handle

Historical Examples

  • Taylor was about to speak when the door-handle of the inner room turned.

    Jennie Baxter, Journalist

    Robert Barr

  • When she came to the room she grasped the door-handle with a force that hurt her hand.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • He stamped his foot lightly, waiting with his hand on the door-handle.

  • He stood with open mouth till he heard again the rattle of the door-handle.

  • He remained with his hand on the door-handle so long that Razumov assented by a moody "No."

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad