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[dawr-freym, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌfreɪm, ˈdoʊr-/
the frame of a doorway, including two jambs and a lintel, or head.
Origin of doorframe
1850-55; door + frame Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The average door strike plate is secured only to the doorframe molding.
  • Steady yourself on the doorframe until you have gained your balance.
  • When painting, the entire doorframe shall be painted.
  • The lock was changed, and a piece of wood was affixed to the doorframe as a temporary measure allowing the dead bolt to lock.
  • Strikes are the metal plates that are attached to the doorframe or jamb to receive the latch or bolt throw.
British Dictionary definitions for doorframe


a frame that supports a door Also called doorcase
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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