Definition of doorknob in English:

doorknob

noun

  • A handle on a door that is turned to release the latch.

    • ‘She reached out a shaking hand, ready to turn the doorknob and open the door before her.’
    • ‘We then walked through an old wooden door with huge black doorknobs.’
    • ‘I look up the central stairs to a row of white doors with antiquated doorknobs.’
    • ‘Childproof doorknobs or latches mounted high on doors help prevent wandering outside.’
    • ‘The guards standing on either side of the door grasped the doorknobs and pulled back, clearing a path for the duo.’
    • ‘Though she wasn't sure how, she knew it was a hotel; doors were evenly spaced along the walls, old-fashioned doors with hinges and doorknobs.’
    • ‘And there are a thousand subtle differences between the doorknobs of a door and a cupboard.’
    • ‘He shook his head and we both watched as someone tried to turn the doorknob and push the door open.’
    • ‘Many campaigns choose is to print small doorhanger pieces that can easily be affixed to doorknobs and screen doors of your high-turnout precincts.’
    • ‘Ever since she had started reading the book, she couldn't help analyzing doorknobs on every door that she had encountered.’
    • ‘She didn't even turn her head as the doorknob turned and the door was pushed open.’
    • ‘Other highlights include handstitched doorknobs and door levers and a wide range of cabinet pulls and knobs.’
    • ‘He placed his hand on the doorknob to open the door.’
    • ‘He wrapped his hand around the doorknob of the door and swung it open.’
    • ‘You can buy extended handles for doorknobs and stove controls, gadgets to open car doors and under-the-counter jar openers that grip a jar's lid as you physically turn the jar.’
    • ‘She froze, one hand gripping the doorknob and the other clutching the shawl tightly to her chest.’
    • ‘As soon as she laid her hand on the doorknob the door opened from the inside and she jumped back with a start.’
    • ‘Sucking in a deep breath, he gripped the doorknob and pulled the heavy door open.’
    • ‘Create unity and smooth the transition from one room to another by placing the same style doorknobs on all the doors of the main rooms.’
    • ‘Just when my hand met the cold metal of the doorknob, the door swung open.’
    doorknob, handle, door handle, grip, pull
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Pronunciation:

doorknob

/ˈdɔːnɒb/