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swinging door

a door that swings open on being pushed or pulled from either side and then swings closed by itself.
Also called swing door.
Origin of swinging door
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for swinging door
  • The swinging door must be long enough to close tightly against the floor to prevent opening from inside.
  • Go beyond the minimal single swinging door from the interior to the patio.
  • She backed up to the swinging door and pressed gently.
  • Calpurnia sent me through the swinging door to the dining room with a stinging smack.
  • In modern construction, doorways are not a particularly safe place, plus you've got the problem of the swinging door.
  • The commenter noted that an in-swinging door makes it extremely difficult to enter and exit.
  • These traps incorporated a trip-wire mechanism connected to a one-way swinging door.
British Dictionary definitions for swinging door

swing door

a door pivoted or hung on double-sided hinges so that it can open either way
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