doorknob doorknob  /ˈdur nɑb/


  • (n) a knob used to release the catch when opening a door (often called `doorhandle' in Great Britain)


  1. Built up in layers inside wooden framing, it took the shape of a doorknob the size of a two-car garage a flattened graphite ellipsoid 25 ft.
  2. Oh, and Management and the Board, don't let the doorknob hit you in the butt on your way out.
  3. If you're fat, you're ignorant, lazy and dumb as a doorknob.


  • Doorknob toss kicks off festival events

    EAST LIVERPOOL—There’s more to doorknob tossing than tossing a doorknob, as any participant in the National Doorknob Toss can attest.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The East Liverpool Review


  1. "That seems to me like it should be regular maintenance," Easter told a news conference Monday. "Do you think this is stimulus, putting a doorknob in an RCMP building in this country? (Prime Minister) Stephen Harper calls this stimulus?"
    on Oct 20, 2009 By: Wayne Easter Source:

  2. Dickey, a huskily bearded father of three, said: "Doctors look at me and say I shouldn't be able to turn a doorknob without feeling pain, and I shouldn't be able to turn the key and start my car without feeling pain. But I'm still here. I feel I...
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: RA Dickey Source: New York Times

  3. "This smart doorknob is so smart that it can let the dog out but won't let six dogs back in," Negroponte said.
    on Nov 20, 2005 By: Nicholas Negroponte Source: Daily Times

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