door knocker


: a small metal device on a door that a person moves in order to make a knocking sound
a large brass door knocker

Examples of door knocker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oversized Hoops The classic oversized hoop has been around for decades, taking the shape of a door knocker, a sleek circle, and others like a natural shape. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 21 May 2024 And what about the hardware: door knocker or doorbell? Jeastman, oregonlive, 1 Sep. 2023 After using a door knocker shaped like a fairy’s leg flanked by wings, visitors of the home are greeted by a grand staircase painted with a cheetah pattern and teal minty green railing. USA TODAY, 7 July 2023 The notice, or door knocker, is written in English and Spanish. oregonlive, 20 Nov. 2022 Unlike the salesman who hawks minivans or enterprise software, the door knocker can’t network at the Rotary Club, make a catchy commercial, or research his prospect’s needs. Tad Friend, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2022 It’s accessorized with layered gold chains, door knocker earrings, white socks, and green platform sandals. Vogue, 8 Apr. 2022 That conversation might have begun when a guard alone in the galleries was riveted by a 19th century painting of a familiar street corner, or a door knocker resembling the mythical monster Medusa. Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 24 Mar. 2022 Frank Olivo, and former Cook County Recorder of Deeds Ed Moody, a legendary door knocker in Madigan’s political operation. Jason Meisner,, 3 Mar. 2022

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“Door knocker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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