[dawr-keys, dohr-]


the finish frame of a doorway.

Origin of doorcase

First recorded in 1590–1600; door + case2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for doorcase

Historical Examples of doorcase

  • The doorcase on the front towards Guildhall is of stone, adorned with two columns, entablature, and pediment of the Doric order.

    London in 1731

    Don Manoel Gonzales

  • There he tilted his hatbrim to give shade to his eyes and leaned against the doorcase, looking idly out.


    James Joyce

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


    Sax Rohmer

  • 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