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Definition of "door-knob" [door-knob]

  • The bulb or handle on a door-lock spindle, by which the door is opened. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "door-knob" in a sentence
  • "On the chest of one hung a white door-knob, on the chest of another the handle of a china cup, on the chest of a third the brass cog-wheel of an alarm clock."
  • ""It stinks," said Joe DiGregorio, 63, as he stood on his damp front porch here, a Toomey campaign door-knob brochure, crumpled up and soggy, stashed behind a stack of fire logs."
  • "He was brought back to himself by the rattle of the door-knob."