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door·post

 (dôr′pōst′)
n.

doorpost

(ˈdɔːˌpəʊst)
n
(Building) another name for doorjamb

door•jamb

(ˈdɔrˌdʒæm, ˈdoʊr-)

n.
either of the two sidepieces of a door opening. Also called doorpost.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doorpost - a jamb for a door
doorcase, doorframe - the frame that supports a door
jamb - upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame
Translations

doorpost

[ˈdɔːpəʊst] Njamba f de puerta

doorpost

[ˈdɔːrpəʊst] nmontant m de porte
References in classic literature ?
It was an ordinance of the Republic One and Indivisible of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death, that on the door or doorpost of every house, the name of every inmate must be legibly inscribed in letters of a certain size, at a certain convenient height from the ground.
A door opened to the right, and an emaciated sallow man on crutches, barefoot and in underclothing, limped out and, leaning against the doorpost, looked with glittering envious eyes at those who were passing.
So you see Molly, the housemaid, of a morning, watching a spider in the doorpost lay his thread and laboriously crawl up it, until, tired of the sport, she raises her broom and sweeps away the thread and the artificer.
There were so many lodgers in this house that the doorpost seemed to be as full of bell-handles as a cathedral organ is of stops.
'Very,' said Lowten, scribbling his name on the doorpost with his pen, and rubbing it out again with the feather.
In the centre of them, and before a heap of the skulls of men which were piled up against his doorposts, sat Jikiza, a huge man, a hairy and a proud, who glared about him rolling his eyes.
Mimi, towards whom the draught from the open door wafted the smoke, rose up choking, and ran to the inner door, which she threw open to its fullest extent, disclosing on the outside a curtain of thin silk, fixed to the doorposts. The draught from the open door swayed the thin silk towards her, and in her fright, she tore down the curtain, which enveloped her from head to foot.
"Instead, however, a halt was called near a dirty row of houses, at the door of which stood a man in miner garb, who perceived us, knocked the ashes out of his pipe against the doorpost, and this, evidently, was a pre-concerted sign that nothing was amiss.
She arrived at her office to find that her mezuzahthe traditional Jewish doorpost ornament containing prayershad been torn down.
family resides there today, as evidenced by the contemporary mezuzah that can be found on the doorpost. Jewish imprinting and re-imprinting can thus be made on a building sequentially, with interruptions in between Jewish periods of significance.
The correct air pressure may be found in the vehicle owner's manual or on the tyre placard attached to the vehicle door edge, doorpost glove box, or fuel door.