Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See doorjamb.

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  • n. doorjamb

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The jamb or sidepiece of a doorway.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The post, jamb, or side-piece of a door.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a jamb for a door

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Examples

  • Having got my cattle-agent out of the door, I resume my consideration of that little mark on the doorpost, which is scored up as the text of the present little sermon; and which I hope will relate, not to chalk, nor to any of its special uses or abuses

    Roundabout Papers

  • Hanging from a peg on the doorpost was a simple halter, a rye-straw rope spliced into a bight on one end with the other reeved through to form a running loop.

    Lord of the Isles

  • Having got my cattle-agent out of the door, I resume my consideration of that little mark on the doorpost, which is scored up as the text of the present little sermon; and which I hope will relate, not to chalk, nor to any of its special uses or abuses (such as milk, neck-powder, and the like), but to servants.

    Roundabout Papers

  • At the sound of their approach, the one visible door opened on the crack as if to avoid letting in the cold, and Nora saw a thin dark little woman with rather a hard look and a curiously dried-up skin, whom she rightly guessed to be her sister-in-law, standing in the doorway, while lounging nonchalantly against the doorpost was a tall, strong, well-set-up young man whose age might have been anything between thirty and thirty-five.

    The Land of Promise

  • A '' 'mezuzah' '' ([[Hebrew]]: '' 'מזוזה' ''"doorpost"; plural '' mezuzot '') is a

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  • On the doorpost of every Jewish home rests a mezuzah.

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  • After multiple strokes of bad luck, like hitting his head on the doorpost and having to get four stitches, and the plane being delayed by 13 hours because of a hurricane, Plym arrived at Tenerife this morning around eight.

    Tenerife day 4

  • A small parchment scroll written by a scribe and affixed to the doorpost, containing the first two paragraphs of the Shema.

    Mark C. Miller: Test-a-Jew: How to Make Sure Your Date Is Really Jewish

  • – Religious displays (Bloch v. Frischolz and Shoreline Towers Condominium Association, 2008): Disagreed in a ruling allowing a condominium association to prevent a Chicago family from putting up a Jewish decoration on their doorpost.

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  • He felt his shoulder meet the doorpost unexpectedly and Mrs. Ali, quicker than his eye could follow, was somehow at his side propping him upright.

    Excerpt: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

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