Dutch door

Dutch door
noun Date: circa 1890 a door divided horizontally so that the lower or upper part can be shut separately

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dutch door — Dutch Dutch, a. [D. duitsch German; or G. deutsch, orig., popular, national, OD. dietsc, MHG. diutsch, tiutsch, OHG. diutisk, fr. diot, diota, a people, a nation; akin to AS. pe[ o]d, OS. thiod, thioda, Goth. piuda; cf. Lith. tauta land, OIr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dutch door — Dutch′ door′ n. bui archit. a door consisting of two units horizontally divided so that each half can be opened or closed separately • Etymology: 1640–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Dutch door — n. a door with upper and lower halves that can be opened separately …   English World dictionary

  • Dutch door — noun an exterior door divided in two horizontally; either half can be closed or open independently • Syn: ↑half door • Hypernyms: ↑exterior door, ↑outside door * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized D : a door divided horizontally so that the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dutch door — A Dutch door with the top half open A Dutch door (American English), or stable door (British English), or half door (Hiberno English), is a door divided horizontally in such a fashion that the bottom half may remain shut while the top half opens …   Wikipedia

  • Dutch door — a door consisting of two units horizontally divided so that each half can be opened or closed separately. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Dutch door — noun a door that is divided into two horizontally such that either part (or usually just the upper part) may be opened independently of the other …   Wiktionary

  • Dutch door — noun N. Amer. a stable door …   English new terms dictionary

  • Dutch door — /dʌtʃ ˈdɔ/ (say duch daw) noun → stable door …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dutch door bolt —   n.    a bolt which secures the top section of a Dutch door to the bottom section …   Locksmith dictionary

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