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The threshold of a doorway.


(Building) a horizontal member of wood, stone, etc, forming the bottom of a doorframe


(ˈdɔrˌsɪl, ˈdoʊr-)

the sill of a doorway.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doorsill - the sill of a doordoorsill - the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway
doorway, room access, door, threshold - the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close; "he stuck his head in the doorway"
sill - structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structure
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Doorsill there was none, but a perennial passage for the hens under the door board.
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In a blink you're out of the boat, just stepping over the side as if strolling through a doorsill, gone with only a plop of bubbles for a goodbye.
All this fairy illusion vanishes, when one crosses their doorsill, sees the haggard looks and ragged clothes of the crowd that fills these vast structures, beholds those poor children whom Parliament vainly strives to protect against their fathers, who are incessantly begetting new competitors, and against the lash of their overseers.
The narrative in the first two acts revolves outside the doorsill of Eden where both good and evil prevail.
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Since only one person could have a key, we always carried a pair of pliers in order to take the key off any ring it was on and then we could leave it above the doorsill.