Definition of swing door in English:

swing door

(North American swinging door)


  • A door that can be opened in either direction and is closed by a spring device when released.

    • ‘Scowling, Sydney reached forward, spun her combination lock free and jerked the small swinging door sharply open.’
    • ‘Laughing, Adam pushed open the swinging doors of the saloon and followed Ben into the building.’
    • ‘‘This is the kitchen,’ I said holding open a swinging door for her.’
    • ‘The are seven cubicles in the changing rooms which are sealed by wooden swinging doors and the doors are visible from the central foyer.’
    • ‘She knows from experience that momentum alone will not carry her through the swing door and begins to collect her energies for the determined shove whilst trotting up the steps.’
    • ‘Frantic footsteps pounded down the stairs and the swinging door flew open revealing a harassed-looking teenager with messy brown hair and sharp blue eyes.’
    • ‘Dustin cautiously approached the swing door that lead to the girls' bathroom.’
    • ‘He pushed at a swing door, and the noise boomed out, he walked through.’
    • ‘One day he spilled some whisky going through a swing door and came back for a refill.’
    • ‘But when she pushes the swinging door open, she's aghast to find her father sitting at the table, eating some taco chips and reading the newspaper.’
    • ‘He had just started reading the extensive list of available coffee variations posted against the wall when the swinging door opened and a young man entered.’
    • ‘She leaned her back against the swing door and pushed it open with her butt.’
    • ‘I quietly walked up the concrete steps and pushed open the large wooden swing door.’
    • ‘The swinging doors opened and my mom appeared, exhausted.’
    • ‘An officer opened the swinging doors and let her inside the circular court floor.’
    • ‘Mac pushed the large swinging doors open and led the way into the main kitchen.’
    • ‘On my way out of the polling station, I nipped ahead of a flustered looking woman with a double-wide pushchair in order to hold the swinging door open for her.’
    • ‘Quickly, I crashed through a swing door on my left.’
    • ‘The head doctor opened the swinging doors and came into the hallway.’
    • ‘He opened a swinging door into a cluttered backroom.’


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