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stage door

a door at the back or side of a theater, used by performers and theater personnel.
Origin of stage door
1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And with an uncertain nod to the author, Wilbrow turned and disappeared through the stage-door.

    Joan Thursday Louis Joseph Vance
  • I waited and waited until at last they closed the stage-door.

    The Chestermarke Instinct J. S. Fletcher
  • Get the cab and drive back by devious ways to the stage-door.

    The Gay Adventure Richard Bird
  • The stage-door gave the apprentices a thrill the first day they entered.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • The note procured me an engagement as errand boy at the stage-door and later I rose to the dignity of scene-shifter.

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • I came to the stage-door, and I saw Therese standing at the top of the stair.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The stage-door is my pace, and for nothing short of head-liners, neither.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • He was an hour before the time, but by hazard he met the manager at the stage-door.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • Day after day I waited outside the stage-door of the theater—until she came, in all her fatal, maddening beauty.

    The Crooked House Brandon Fleming
  • He only said, as he led the way to the stage-door, "I didn't know there was a Mrs. Maxwell."

    The Story of a Play W. D. Howells
British Dictionary definitions for stage-door

stage door

a door at a theatre leading backstage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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