doorsill
noun Date: circa 1587 sill 1b

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Doorsill — Door sill , n. The sill or threshold of a door. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doorsill — [dôr′sil΄] n. a length of wood, masonry, etc. along the bottom of a doorway; threshold …   English World dictionary

  • doorsill — /dawr sil , dohr /, n. the sill of a doorway. [1555 65; DOOR + SILL] * * * …   Universalium

  • doorsill — noun The horizontal piece of wood, stone or metal at the threshold of a doorway; a doorstep …   Wiktionary

  • doorsill — n. sill of a doorway, lower horizontal part of a doorway …   English contemporary dictionary

  • doorsill — noun (C) the part of a door frame that you step across when you go through a doorway …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • doorsill — door•sill [[t]ˈdɔrˌsɪl, ˈdoʊr [/t]] n. bui the sill of a doorway • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • doorsill — /ˈdɔsɪl/ (say dawsil) noun the sill of a doorway …   Australian English dictionary

  • doorsill — noun the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway • Syn: ↑doorstep, ↑threshold • Hypernyms: ↑sill • Part Holonyms: ↑doorway, ↑door, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • threshold — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sill, doorsill, entrance; outset, beginning; limen, threshold of pain, etc. See edge. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An entrance] Syn. sill, doorsill, vestibule, gate, door, groundsel; see also entrance 1 . 2 …   English dictionary for students

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