Meaning of “doorknob” in the English Dictionary


"doorknob" in English

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doorknobnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɔː.nɒb/ us /ˈdɔːr.nɑːb/

Examples from literature

  • He was sitting fixed, chilled, when the doorknob turned. 
  • His hand felt out for the doorknob, found it, turned it, and pushed the door open. 
  • I turned the doorknob and pulled open the door. 
  • Lowering his left hand, he began to feel for the doorknob. 
  • She had her hand on the doorknob. 

(Definition of “doorknob” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"doorknob" in American English

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doorknobnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɔrˌnɑb, ˈdoʊr-/

a round handle that you turn to open a door

(Definition of “doorknob” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)