swinging door

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swing′ing door′


n.
a door that swings open on being pushed or pulled from either side and then swings closed by itself.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swinging door - a door that swings on a double hingeswinging door - a door that swings on a double hinge; opens in either direction
batwing - one of a pair of swinging doors (as at the entrance to a western saloon)
door - a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle; "he knocked on the door"; "he slammed the door as he left"
flexible joint, hinge - a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
paneling, panelling, pane - a panel or section of panels in a wall or door
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The gourmet kitchen includes granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, pantry closet and a butler's pantry complete with wine cooler and double-acting door to the dining room.
Lightweight yet rugged Ultra-25 double-acting doors from RubbAir Door Division are designed to cut energy usage in industrial or commercial operations where maintaining temperature or humidity conditions between areas is required, as well as at loading docks.
Double-acting doors also eliminate the problem of the door standing open, as they are self-closing.