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A knob-shaped handle for opening and closing a door.
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a knob that is turned or pushed to open a door
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(ˈdɔrˌnɒb, ˈdoʊr-)

the handle or knob by which a door is opened or closed.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doorknob - a knob used to release the catch when opening a door (often called `doorhandle' in Great Britain)doorknob - a knob used to release the catch when opening a door (often called `doorhandle' in Great Britain)
exterior door, outside door - a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
knob - a round handle
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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[ˈdɔːnɒb] Npomo m de la puerta, manilla f (LAm)
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[ˈdɔːrnɒb] nbouton m de porte, poignée f de portedoor-knocker [ˈdɔːrnɒkər] nheurtoir m
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[ˈdɔːˌnɒb] npomello
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(doː) noun
1. the usually hinged barrier, usually of wood, which closes the entrance of a room, house etc. He knocked loudly on the door.
2. a means of achieving something. the door to success.
ˈdoorknob noun
a knob-shaped handle for opening and closing a door.
ˈdoorman noun
a man on duty at the door of a hotel, store etc.
ˈdoormat noun
a mat kept in front of the door for people to wipe their feet on.
ˈdoorstep noun
a raised step just outside the door of a house.
ˈdoorway noun
the space usually filled by a door. He was standing in the doorway.
on one's doorstep
very close to where one lives. The Welsh mountains are on our doorstep.
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