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Parts of doors and windows

arch

noun

a curved structure at the top of a door, window, or gate

cat flap

noun

a hole in a door with a cover that swings, used by a pet cat for getting in and out of its owner’s house

door

noun

the space created when you open a door

doorbell

noun

a button near the front door of a house that you press to make a sound to tell the person in the house that you are there

doorjamb

noun

a doorpost

doorknob

noun

a round handle on a door that you turn to open and close the door

doorknocker

noun

a metal ring or bar on the door of a house that you use for knocking when you want someone to open the door

doorplate

noun

a piece of metal with someone’s name on it that is fixed to a door to show who lives or works there

doorpost

noun

one of the two upright pieces of wood at the sides of a door

doorstep

noun

a small step outside the main door to a house or other building

doorstop

noun

a heavy object that you put against a door to keep it open

doorstop

noun

a piece of rubber or plastic fixed to a wall that stops a door hitting the wall when you open it

doorway

noun

the space created when you open a door

draught excluder

noun

a long narrow piece of plastic or other material that can be fastened around doors or windows in order to prevent dirt or currents of air from coming in

fingerplate

noun

a flat piece of metal fixed to a door near the handle to protect the door from dirty marks from fingers

frame

noun

a border around a door or window

glazing

noun

thin flat pieces of glass in doors and windows

grating

noun

a metal frame with bars across it, used for covering a hole or window

grille

noun

a metal frame with bars or wire across it that is used for protecting a door or a window

handle

noun

the part of a door or window that you use for opening it

hinge

noun

an object, usually made of metal, that fastens a door to a wall, or a lid to a container, and allows it to open and shut

jamb

noun

the upright side of an opening such as a door or window

knob

noun

a round handle on a door or drawer

knocker

noun

a piece of metal on a door that you use for knocking

leads

noun

small narrow pieces of lead used as frames for small pieces of glass in a window

ledge

noun

a narrow shelf at the bottom of a window

letterbox

noun

a small hole in a door where letters can be delivered

lintel

noun

a piece of stone or wood that supports the wall above a door or window

molding

the American spelling of moulding

moulding

noun

a small decorated area of stone or wood at the edge of a wall or around a door, picture frame etc

mullion

noun

a piece of metal, wood, or stone used for separating the pieces of glass in a window

nameplate

noun

a small sign that shows someone’s name and is usually fixed to the door of their office or is on their desk

pane

noun

a flat piece of glass in a window or door

panel

noun

a flat piece of wood, glass, or other material that forms part of something such as a door or wall

pediment

noun

a decoration shaped like a triangle built over the top of a door, window etc

peephole

noun

a small hole or crack in a door, wall etc that you can see through

sash

noun

a piece of glass in a wooden frame that forms part of a sash window

sill

noun

a narrow shelf at the bottom of a window in a house or building

spyhole

noun

a small hole in a door or wall that you can look through secretly to see who or what is on the other side

transom

noun

a bar of wood or stone across a window that divides the window into two parts

transom

noun

a bar of wood or stone across the top of a door that separates the door from the window above it

window frame

noun

the frame around the edge of a window

window ledge

noun

a windowsill

window pane

noun

a piece of glass used in a window

windowsill

noun

a shelf under a window

woodwork

noun

the wooden parts of a house or room, for example the doors, the frames around windows etc

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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