car door


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Alternative formsEdit

  • car-door


1863 (US, applied to “railway car”).


car door (plural car doors)

  1. A door designed for use on a car.
    • 1863, Gail Hamilton, Gala-Days, Boston: Ticknor and Fields, p 22:
      We found Jeru to be a pleasant city; with only one fault: the inhabitants will crowd into a car before passengers can get out; consequently the heads of the two columns collide near the car-door, and there is a general choke.

Related termsEdit

  • gull-wing door
  • scissor door, jackknife door, lambo door
  • suicide door (colloquial)
  • butterfly door, vertical door, dihedral door


Last modified on 8 October 2013, at 08:25