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  • n. a knob used to release the catch when opening a door (often called `doorhandle' in Great Britain)


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Also, a poisoned dart trap in a doorhandle is always fun.


  • Anyone who could afford to pay a seventh of a billion for my ex-council property with its mouldy bathroom, bedroom doorhandle that comes off in your hand and crackly phone line which, for some reason lost in the mists of 1980s Irish wiring, cuts out whenever anyone walks into the living room, is a plutocrat indeed.

    £140m for a flat? Perhaps the buyer would like to see my Kilburn des res

  • Beadie tucked the gun into his belt at the back, under his jacket, then reached for the doorhandle, but Shelley put a restraining hand on his arm.

    It's October, 1956.

  • I had my hand on the Malibu's doorhandle when I remembered him saying that Annmarie Whistler, whom he depended upon to stay with Elizabeth when he had to be gone for any length of time, was on a call.

    Duma Key

  • That morning most of us woke up to Tupac playing on the stereo, and I found a swimming suit hanging on my doorhandle.

    thispain Diary Entry

  • I thought, Nimfodora Semyonovna will regale me now with bilberry water and other cooling drinks — and I had already taken hold of the doorhandle when all at once there was the tramping of feet and shrieking, and shouting of boys from round the corner of a hut in the courtyard ....

    The Dog

  • Success, and I only had to take the doorhandle off in order for them to manage to get it through the door.

    Punches air in triumph

  • The wet doorhandle situation is gross, or as you, hz, say, "creepy".

    Skulking in the Boy's Room

  • I reached for the doorhandle, slowly so as not to alarm him.

    the mission song

  • Moss pushed down on the doorhandle and leaned on the front seat to ease himself out of the cab.

    No Country For Old Men


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