doorknob

[ dawr-nob, dohr- ]
/ ˈdɔrˌnɒb, ˈdoʊr- /

noun

the handle or knob by which a door is opened or closed.

Origin of doorknob

First recorded in 1840–50; door + knob
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doorknob


n.

1847, American English, from door + knob.

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