a door that swings open on being pushed or pulled from either side and then swings closed by itself.
From The Waltz To The Jitterbug: How Classic Dances Got Their NamesAs you may suspect, the term “ballroom dancing” originates with the word “ball.” But what you may not know is that “ball” comes from the Latin word ballare , which means “to dance.” So what about all those dances performed in the ballroom? How did they get their names? The waltz The waltz is now considered a harmless, traditional type of ballroom dancing. But in 1825, …
Origin of swinging door
First recorded in 1795–1805
Also called swing door.
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British Dictionary definitions for swing door
a door pivoted or hung on double-sided hinges so that it can open either way
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