from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A light framework of scantling on the inside of a railroad-car for freight or other stowage, to keep the freight from impeding the movement of the sliding doors.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Of the young officer of the door-guard nothing was seen, nor was he found then or later, though earnestly sought after.

    Wings in the Night

  • Even the elderly door-guard seemed to be smiling when they finally reached the table.

    Locked Rooms

  • The door-guard, thrust back bodily into the room, interrupted them.

    Conan The Warlord

  • Because if he starts to write a check for the full amount and I say, “Take off $250,” or “I’ll throw in door-guard trim and five steel radials for nothing,” Charley is going to think I am the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    How to Sell Anything to Anybody


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.