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[dawr-pohst, dohr-]
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  1. doorjamb.
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Origin of doorpost

First recorded in 1525–35; door + post1
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Related Words for doorpost

pole, panel, shaft, picket, leg, column, pillar, stake, rail, palisade, standard, mast, pile, stud, pedestal, prop, pale, stock, stilt, doorpost

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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


  1. another name for doorjamb
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