- the frame of a doorway, including two jambs and a lintel, or head.
Origin of doorframe
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Examples from the Web for doorframe
He took his post by the doorframe again, the tip of his nose just outside.
He crouched low, poised to spring, with his nose just beyond the doorframe.
"Six Odals," Hector muttered soberly, leaning back against the doorframe.The Dueling Machine
Benjamin William Bova
When the other actors came boiling up behind him, he put his hands on the doorframe to either side so none of them could get past.No Great Magic
Fritz Reuter Leiber
Something came twisting forward to hit the doorframe, it dropped just inside the doorjamb.
- a frame that supports a doorAlso called: doorcase