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doorframe

[ dawr-freym, dohr- ]

noun

  1. the frame of a doorway, including two jambs and a lintel, or head.


doorframe

/ ˈdɔːˌfreɪm /

noun

  1. a frame that supports a door Also calleddoorcase


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Word History and Origins

Origin of doorframe1

First recorded in 1850–55; door + frame

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Example Sentences

I coughed somewhat emphatically, after which I discreetly knocked upon the doorframe.

He fired again, and a burnoosed figure grabbed the doorframe for support.

He went away without further word, and in a little while she heard somebody drawing the nails from the doorframe.

You be as easy as ye can be with him, Joe 268 Stagg, groaned the carpenter, hanging to the doorframe.

Tom and Astro whirled to see their missing unit mate lounging against the doorframe, grinning broadly.

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