[dawr-stohn, dohr-]


a stone serving as the sill of a doorway.

Origin of doorstone

First recorded in 1755–65; door + stone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for doorstone

Historical Examples of doorstone

  • At all events, he was left standing on the doorstone, and no one came to bid him enter.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • At last he stood in front of her doorstone, his hat in his hand.

  • And before I realised it my hair swept the doorstone where I sat.

    The Harvest of Years

    Martha Lewis Beckwith Ewell

  • Better still, she need account to nobody if she chose to sit there on the doorstone, and let the hours go unregretted by.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • The rest of the boys were now far beyond them; and had just placed their feet upon the doorstone, when a loud shout of "help!"