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door·knob

 (dôr′nŏb′)
n.
A knob-shaped handle for opening and closing a door.
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doorknob

(ˈdɔːnɒb)
n
a knob that is turned or pushed to open a door
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door•knob

(ˈdɔrˌnɒb, ˈdoʊr-)

n.
the handle or knob by which a door is opened or closed.
[1840–50]
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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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Translations
سُقّاطَةُ الباب
klika
dørgrebdørhåndtag
kilincsgomb
hurîarhúnn
kvaka
kapı tokmağıtokmak

doorknob

[ˈdɔːnɒb] Npomo m de la puerta, manilla f (LAm)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

doorknob

[ˈdɔːrnɒb] nbouton m de porte, poignée f de portedoor-knocker [ˈdɔːrnɒkər] nheurtoir m
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doorknob

[ˈdɔːˌnɒb] npomello
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

door

(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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References in classic literature ?
Hardly had my shaking hand found the doorknob when--merciful heaven!--I heard it returning.
George Willard arose and crossing the room fumbled for the doorknob. Sometimes he knocked against a chair, making it scrape along the floor.
"Something father said makes it sure that I shall have to go away." He fumbled with the doorknob. In the room the silence became unbearable to the woman.
Now and then some one coming in or out would leave the door open, and the night air was chill; Marija as she passed would stretch out her foot and kick the doorknob, and slam would go the door!
They had passed into the corridor which encircled the row of baignoires, and Valentin stopped in front of the dusky little box in which Mademoiselle Nioche had bestowed herself, laying his hand on the doorknob. "Oh, come, are you going back there?" asked Newman.
From all over Turkey, Afghanistan, India and Indonesia and other parts of Asia came her louvers, doors, window panes, pillars, beams, mirrors, grill works, doorknobs and handles.
Check doorknobs and sides of a door with the back of your hand.
Doorknobs My brother, planning his memoir, interviews his old friend who says, "You know what I loved about you?
> Feel doorknobs to see if theyre hot: Never open a door if the doorknob feels hot.