One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A door of half the usual size, typically covering the bottom half of an opening (e.g., in a stable).
- ‘On offer for €350,000, the two-bedroom bungalow has a Valentia slate floor, sash windows, a traditional half-door and just over an acre of land.’
- ‘After the half-doors had opened completely, Ezo tumbled through them and landed on his right side.’
- ‘In the companion piece (in the Museo Civico, Milan) she gossips over a half-door, telling some emphatic tale, perhaps about the loss of her songbird.’
- ‘All characterisations of Irish rural life consisting of loquacious peasants hanging over half-doors in the Celtic twilight attracted furious scorn from Kavanagh.’
- ‘Sabrina reached Electron's stall that had extra bars over the opening where the top half of the half-door would usually be, so he couldn't snap at the passing mares.’
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