Definition of doorknob
: a knob that releases a door latch
Recent Examples of doorknob from the Web
Now Arnold wanders the house in a jolly monosyllabic stupor, barely able to negotiate a doorknob.
Sharing is why part of his doorknob collection is in a small glass case right at the front of the store.
Among the specters said to be roaming the halls are Martin himself, who reportedly rattles doorknobs, and children at play.
The virus can enter the food in other ways than fecal contamination, and people can get it from sources other than food--from contact with a doorknob, for instance.
Employees had the remove the doorknob to release the frustrated customer. *
If a small detail is changed—such as the type or position of a doorknob—the robot has to relearn the entire exercise from scratch.
And at the Bewtras' home, there was DNA on a doorknob.
Anything pointy, like leaves and pine cones, would offer the perfect surface for electricity to discharge, like a static shock jumping from a doorknob to your finger, and that might set off an audible cracking sound.
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First Known Use of doorknob
DOORKNOB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doorknob for English Language Learners
: a round handle that you turn to open a door
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