swinging door


noun

a door that swings open on being pushed or pulled from either side and then swings closed by itself.

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Also called swing door .

Origin of swinging door

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Example sentences from the Web for swinging door

  • And then he turned and went up the steps and through the swinging-door.

    Rejected of Men|Howard Pyle
  • Pushing aside the swinging-door, he went into the kitchen to tell Aunt Mary.

    El Diablo|Brayton Norton
  • But when the task was done he toddled through the swinging-door to see what wreck had been made of the kitchen.

    What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
  • I don't suppose I had sat down for more than a minute when the swinging-door was violently pushed open.

    Little Novels|Wilkie Collins