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.

Nearby words

  1. doormat,
  2. doorn,
  3. doornail,
  4. doornik,
  5. doorpiece,
  6. doorpost,
  7. doors,
  8. doorsill,
  9. doorstead,
  10. doorstep

Origin of doorplate

First recorded in 1815–25; door + plate1

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