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storm door

noun
1.
a supplementary outside door, usually glazed, for protecting the entrance door against drafts, driving rain, etc.
Origin of storm door
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
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  • So we steered him down to the gymnasium and made him rap on the storm door outside, and I said ‘who comes there?’

    Peck's Compendium of Fun George W. Peck
  • Fanny, groping for the keyhole, stubbed her toe against a wooden box between the storm door and the inner door.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • The "violets" bloom once more, and the hired girl takes off the double windows and the storm door.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • Only the glass and a thin lace drapery separated her from without, as the storm door had been left open.

  • The Old Red Rooster had taken down the storm door and stored it away in the barn.

  • In answer to a violent summons on the storm door a light appeared in the window and "soldier" Joe Norton opened the door.

  • Almost every dwelling, no matter how small and unpretentious, has its storm door, and usually these are left on all summer.

    Finding the Lost Treasure Helen M. Persons
  • Again came the sounds On this occasion Lamont fancied he could detect a creaking of the storm door outside.

    Menotah Ernest G. Henham
  • Behind me I heard at least one pane of the storm door die in a fatal crash.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
British Dictionary definitions for storm door

storm door

noun
1.
an extra outer door for protection in bad weather
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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