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

  • n. The threshold of a doorway.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The horizontal piece of wood, stone or metal at the threshold of a doorway; a doorstep

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sill or threshold of a door.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sill or threshold of a doorway.

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

  • n. the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway


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  • Besides finalising the GST rate and the compensation to the states, some of the controversial outstanding issues, including the "doorsill" for the tax and the items to be exempted were expected to be sorted out at Tuesday's meeting.

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  • I took a seat on the doorsill that faced away from the gully where Smokey had put the dynamite and covered my ears with my cupped hands.

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  • The cops, used to this sort of behavior perhaps, stepped over the doorsill anyway, forcing Cara to step back or get knocked over.


  • From the opened door a face, nearly inverted and touching the doorsill, regarded them with a loopy grin.


  • Our front door gets squeaky now and again (door rubbing on beat-up aluminum doorsill) and I just rub the paraffin block on the doorsill and that fixes it immediately. shibathedog

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  • Justin sat down on the doorsill and hugged his pet.


  • This was the second day he went to the empty goat barn and sat on the doorsill.


  • “A veritable knight in shining armor,” he agrees, stumbling over the doorsill.

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  • The Lotus Elise chassis on which the Roadster was based had a high doorsill, a feature that makes entering the car tricky if you are not careful.

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  • So Musk ordered the engineers to lower the doorsill two inches, thereby losing much of the cost savings that come from using a crash-tested off-the-rack chassis.

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