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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.
She arrived at her office to find that her mezuzahthe traditional Jewish doorpost ornament containing prayershad been torn down.
Contract awarded for Establishment of public hospital doorpost and improvement of access road
family resides there today, as evidenced by the contemporary mezuzah that can be found on the doorpost.
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.
My friend later told me it was called a mezuzah, which recalls the Exodus, when lamb's blood smeared on the doorpost marked the homes that God's angel of death would pass over during the plague of the firstborn.