doorstep


door·step

noun \-ˌstep\

: a step or series of steps leading up to one of the doors that is used to enter or leave a building

Full Definition of DOORSTEP

:  a step before an outer door
on one's doorstep
:  close at hand; especially :  too close to be overlooked

Examples of DOORSTEP

  1. We sat on the doorstep.
  2. The police were at my doorstep.

First Known Use of DOORSTEP

1767

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