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What is a doorknob?
A doorknob is the knob or handle used to open and close a door.
Doorknobs are common on doors, especially the inside doors of a home, such as the doors of different rooms and closets. These tend to be metal and shaped like a, well, knob—a part that sticks out and has a rounded end. Door handles in other shapes might be called doorknobs, but it’s more likely for them to be called door handles or just handles.
Another difference is that doorknobs typically turn. Door handles can turn, but they can also be fixed in place, like a vertical or horizontal bar.
A doorknob may also have a lock or keyhole to lock the door with.
Example: The mansion was so luxurious that even the doorknobs were made of solid gold.
Where does doorknob come from?
The first records of the term doorknob come from the 1840s. It’s simply a combination of door and knob.
Doorknobs are usually round and jut out from the door to allow for easy grabbing and turning. They’re such a common part of daily life that we often don’t notice them or think about them, but doorknobs are a relatively new development, only becoming common in most homes around the 1800s.
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How is doorknob used in real life?
Doorknobs are common features of doors, especially in homes.
I just ran into a doorknob and swore at it but in all honesty, like 99.9% of my doorknob interactions all-time have been positive & helpful
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) July 31, 2014
I really wish I had a cool story about how I got stitches on my face, like, wrestling a shark… but no, I slipped over and hit a doorknob 😵
— Luke Brooks (@luke_brooks) January 5, 2014
My doorknob broke off and I can't get into my room. Neat.
— Colleen Ballinger🎗 (@ColleenB123) November 17, 2014
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Is doorknob used correctly in the following sentence?
I was trapped in the room after the doorknob broke off the door.
How to use doorknob in a sentence
He was familiar with the neighborhood’s old homes and deftly helped customers who came searching for just the right screw or doorknob.Longtime worker at Frager’s Ace Hardware fatally shot on Memorial Day|Peter Hermann|June 3, 2021|Washington Post
They wore blue medical gloves when they left their building, layering against doorknob germs.A Mother’s Day letter to my daughter, after a year that changed our family forever|Alexandra Moe|May 7, 2021|Washington Post
I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I licked a doorknob!
More disinfectant wipes also are getting improperly flushed, utilities say, as people sanitize counters and doorknobs.A nasty pandemic problem: More flushed wipes are clogging pipes, sending sewage into homes|Katherine Shaver|April 23, 2021|Washington Post
We are constantly cleaning doorknobs and windows and things like that.
First, the ghost of his departed partner, Jacob Marley, comes calling, his face emerging from the doorknob.
First we laugh, then we begin to wonder why the man was so distracted that he didn't notice he'd taken the doorknob with him.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A powder-blue blazer with a patch reading “All-Time All-American” hung in a clear plastic bag from the closet doorknob.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life|Paul Hemphill|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stage Three is again untimed, but tests athletes with obstacles like the Hang Climb and the Doorknob Grasper.'American Ninja Warrior' May Crown Its First Female Winner Kacy Catanzaro|Rich Goldstein|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When she brought her master his breakfast on Sunday, she stood irresolutely holding the doorknob in her hand.Maezli|Johanna Spyri
At the head of the steps he fumbled with his hand until he found a doorknob.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
Her hand met its smooth surface, then clicked as the metallic joints came in contact with the doorknob.The Onslaught from Rigel|Fletcher Pratt
Her hand was on her mother's doorknob, when the door swung open, and the mother's white face made her start back in affright.Interrupted|Pansy
He gripped the doorknob and shoved fiercely, but the stout metal panels were immovable.The Revolt of the Star Men|Raymond Gallun