doorpost

noun
door·​post | \ -ˌpōst How to pronounce doorpost (audio) \

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Carter notes how commands were sewn into their clothing, posted on their doorposts, and bound to their wrists. Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor, "In Plains, Ga., an evangelical politician like no other," 11 July 2018 They were told to mark their doorposts of their homes with the blood of a lamb. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Passover 101: Here's What You Need to Know About the Jewish Holiday," 29 Mar. 2018 For that reason, mezuzahs, the miniature prayer scrolls that millions of Jews in the U.S. and elsewhere display on their front doorposts, are rarely visible in France. Time, "The Brutal Murder of a Holocaust Survivor Is Raising Anti-Semitism Fears in France," 29 Mar. 2018 A mezuzah is a parchment inscribed with religious texts and attached in a case to the doorpost of a Jewish house as a sign of faith. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Pride Shabbat service celebrated by LGBT community," 22 June 2017 In Canada, a 70-year-old Toronto woman named Helen Chaiton said that her mezuza, the case containing Hebrew verse traditionally affixed to a doorpost, had been vandalized twice over the weekend. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Trump decries anti-Semitic acts after criticism of his silence," 21 Feb. 2017

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1535, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of doorpost was in 1535

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