[dawr-pohst, dohr-]


Origin of doorpost

First recorded in 1525–35; door + post1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of doorpost

Historical Examples of doorpost

  • Leaning against the doorpost, he at first chuckled and then roared.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • In his perturbation he even forgets to kiss the mezuzah on the doorpost.

  • Peter demanded, leaning against the doorpost as she stood on the landing.

  • In a niche in the doorpost hung a small roll of parchment in a case.

    Christmas Light

    Ethel Calvert Phillips

  • She stood with one hand resting on the doorpost and in her eyes expectancy.


    George Looms

British Dictionary definitions for doorpost



another name for doorjamb
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