Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The door of a barn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An opaque adjustable flap on a lamp fixture; used in photography to cut off light from particular areas.

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  • noun The door of a barn

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

  • noun the large sliding door of a barn
  • noun an opaque adjustable flap on a lamp fixture; used in photography to cut off light from particular areas

Etymologies

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barn +‎ door

Examples

  • By stepping through the reveal of Giacomo Rossi-Stuart's doppelgänger, I noticed that the green light that suddenly illuminates the side of his face flares up a beat or two after he turns to face the hero -- as if it was already on, waiting for a piece of cardboard to drop away, or a lighting "barndoor" to open and expose it.

    Archive 2007-01-28

  • By stepping through the reveal of Giacomo Rossi-Stuart's doppelgänger, I noticed that the green light that suddenly illuminates the side of his face flares up a beat or two after he turns to face the hero -- as if it was already on, waiting for a piece of cardboard to drop away, or a lighting "barndoor" to open and expose it.

    First KILL BABY KILL Grabs

  • At times a glance down into the clear water will show a score of fish in sight at once, hake, haddock, cod, halibut, dog-fish, and perhaps an immense "barndoor" skate, a yard or more square.

    The Log of the Sun A Chronicle of Nature's Year

  • Basil! he never could understand why she could not climb trees as well as he and Susan D. D.ar Basil! dearest of boys! how nice he looked in his new blue suit; and who would mend the first "barndoor" that he tore in jacket or trousers?

    Fernley House

  • It was "only" the 3rd largest barndoor captured during the week of my stay.

    Field & Stream

  • So I agree with "shinyteapot", add a Dany scene so the viewer sees her struggle. hell, they're already added the brothel scene to help character development, so that barndoor is already open.

    Episode 2: What comes next?

  • Never had there been such slaughtering of capons, and fat geese, and barndoor fowls; never such boiling of “reested” hams; never such making of car-cakes and sweet scones, Selkirk bannocks, cookies, and petticoat-tails — delicacies little known to the present generation.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • There is not much apparent resemblance between a barndoor Fowl and the Dog who protects the farm-yard.

    Essays

  • December 30, 2005 at 5: 41 pm closing the barndoor too late†¦

    Misunderestiquote « BuzzMachine

  • When I recovered my presence of mind a little, I took the locket out of the bit of paper (the locket indeed! it was as big as a barndoor padlock), and slowly put it into my shirt.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

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  • also a verb in rockclimbing

    October 29, 2009

  • What not to bother closing after the horse has left the building.

    October 29, 2009