Meaning of “doorpost” in the English Dictionary

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"doorpost" in British English

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doorpostnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɔː.pəʊst/ us /ˈdɔːr.poʊst/ mainly UK US usually doorjamb

Examples from literature

  • As he did so his eye casually fell on the handsome girl by the doorpost, who was looking at him. 
  • He leaned against the doorpost and wiped his forehead. 
  • It struck the doorpost, narrowly missing her shoulder. 
  • Leaning against the doorpost, he at first chuckled and then roared. 
  • She reeled slightly and caught the doorpost for support. 

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

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