[ dawr-keys, dohr- ]

  1. the finish frame of a doorway.

Origin of doorcase

First recorded in 1590–1600; door + case2

Words Nearby doorcase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use doorcase in a sentence

  • He stood up, crowbar in hand, and inserted the chisel blade of the implement between the edge of the door and the doorcase.

    Dope | Sax Rohmer
  • At the entrance is an ornamental doorcase, and an iron gate, and it is a very complete building for the use of such a company.

    Old and New London | Walter Thornbury
  • There he tilted his hatbrim to give shade to his eyes and leaned against the doorcase, looking idly out.

    Ulysses | James Joyce
  • The doorcase is doubtless that made in 1476; but the door, with its gilt nails and other adornments, has disappeared.

    The Care of Books | John Willis Clark
  • An ancient doorcase with a grotesque carving disclosed the entrance.