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folding door

a door with hinged sections that can be folded flat against one another when opened.
Origin of folding door
1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A folding-door lay open before them into a large chamber, littered with boxes, trunks, and travelling gear of all kinds.

    The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Charles James Lever
  • At last a folding-door was thrown open; they rushed pell-mell into a salon.

    Napoleon the Little Victor Hugo
  • There is another evil which I am at this moment reminded of, and that is the folding-door evil.

    The House Eugene Field
  • Suddenly the office servant, in the town livery, opened a folding-door.

    Vendetta Honore de Balzac
  • The sudden opening of the folding-door interrupted her flow of talk.

  • The Duke of Norfolk, in the second act, "opens a folding-door; the king is discovered sitting and reading pensively."

    A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
  • At length Mrs. Arras rose, and opening a folding-door, beckoned me into the adjoining room.

    Wild Western Scenes John Beauchamp Jones
  • But suddenly two of the men bore heavily on the folding-door, which gave way before their thrust and let the whole gang through.

    The Golden Triangle Maurice Leblanc
  • She was behind the folding-door between the two rooms when Cynthia made her exit.

    A Life Sentence Adeline Sergeant
  • He sipped his wine, with one eye on the folding-door and the other maintaining some interest in the sketches before him.

British Dictionary definitions for folding-door

folding door

a door in the form of two or more vertical hinged leaves that can be folded one against another
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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