doorframe

[dawr-freym, dohr-]

Origin of doorframe

First recorded in 1850–55; door + frame
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Examples from the Web for doorframe

Historical Examples of doorframe

  • He crouched low, poised to spring, with his nose just beyond the doorframe.

    History Repeats

    George Oliver Smith

  • He took his post by the doorframe again, the tip of his nose just outside.

    History Repeats

    George Oliver Smith

  • "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.

    History Repeats

    George Oliver Smith


British Dictionary definitions for doorframe

doorframe

noun
  1. a frame that supports a doorAlso called: doorcase
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