double door


Definition of double door 

: an opening with two vertical doors that meet in the middle of the opening when closed — compare dutch door

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The patio opened Friday, after the bar installed double doors leading to the new backyard space (a former parking and storage area) and outfitted it with a fence, pergola and furniture, said co-owner William Seidel. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dining patios proliferate around Milwaukee; a look at some new ones for 2018," 10 July 2018 The user-friendliness of the double doors is partially compromised by the door size on the Tiger Wall’s fly. Andrew Skurka, Outside Online, "Review: Big Agnes Tiger Wall Tents," 28 June 2018 Other ideas were rejected: A plan to install a key card swipe system on the double doors leading to the waiting area outside Pruitt’s office. Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, "‘A factory of bad ideas’: How Scott Pruitt undermined his mission at EPA," 20 Apr. 2018 The double doors to the Tarkington Tower condo suggest something special lies on the other side. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: 4-bedroom Tarkington Tower condo for $550K means amenities plus view," 13 July 2018 Its blue double doors open directly into the Exhibition workshop. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Unseen Oceans: How the American Museum of Natural History Builds a New Exhibit," 21 June 2018 Like all the other tunnels, Tunnel 2 has big, wooden double doors on each end. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "3 old railroad tunnels help make the Elroy-Sparta Trail one of the state's most popular," 21 June 2018 Enter from the driveway and ascend wide concrete steps to the transparent double doors, or walk around to the front patio, past a fire pit and seemingly endless transparent walls, and through one of several sliding glass doors. Janet Eastman,, "Cedar-and-glass Brightwood cabin opens to nature (photos)," 27 Apr. 2018 School staff locked outside doors and wedged a metal bar in the handles of double doors just inside the main entrance. Washington Post, "Police: 2 stabbed at Alaska school during break-in attempt," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of double door

1840, in the meaning defined above

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