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swinging door

noun
  1. a door that swings open on being pushed or pulled from either side and then swings closed by itself.
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Origin of swinging door

First recorded in 1795–1805
Also called swing door.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for swinging door

Historical Examples of swinging door

  • Pushing aside the swinging-door, he went into the kitchen to tell Aunt Mary.

    El Diablo

    Brayton Norton

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

    Rejected of Men

    Howard Pyle

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

  • 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