Dutch door


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Dutch door

n.
A door divided in two horizontally so that either part can be left open or closed.
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Dutch door

n
(Architecture) US and Canadian a door with an upper and lower leaf that may be opened separately. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): stable door
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Dutch′ door′


n.
a door consisting of two units horizontally divided so that each half can be opened or closed separately.
[1640–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dutch door - an exterior door divided in two horizontallyDutch door - an exterior door divided in two horizontally; either half can be closed or open independently
exterior door, outside door - a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
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