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doorknob

[dawr-nob, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌnɒb, ˈdoʊr-/
noun
1.
the handle or knob by which a door is opened or closed.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; door + knob
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doorknob

n.

1847, American English, from door + knob.

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