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doorplate

[ dawr-pleyt, dohr- ]
/ ˈdɔrˌpleɪt, ˈdoʊr- /
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noun
a small identification plate on the outside door of a house or room, bearing the occupant's name, the apartment or house number, or the like.
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Origin of doorplate

First recorded in 1815–25; door + plate1
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How to use doorplate in a sentence

  • The newly painted door was bright with love; the polished doorplate and bell handle glistened with love.

    Round the Block|John Bell Bouton
  • The doorplate was of cast iron of heavy section, strongly ribbed.

  • He could distinguish fruit from leaves on a tree, and read the name on a doorplate where others could see nothing in the darkness.

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