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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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  • Pushing aside the swinging-door, he went into the kitchen to tell Aunt Mary.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • And then he turned and went up the steps and through the swinging-door.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • But when the task was done he toddled through the swinging-door to see what wreck had been made of the kitchen.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • I don't suppose I had sat down for more than a minute when the swinging-door was violently pushed open.

    Little Novels Wilkie Collins

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